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University of Westminster fashion graduates show off their collections

Fashion 23 May 2013

The University of Westminster’s BA (Hons) Fashion Design graduates showcased their debut collections in style last night as their designs hit the runway at the University’s Ambika P3 gallery in London.

Graduating students Lisa Clayton, Aaron Tubb and Philli Wood were among the students who presented their inaugural collections in front of a number of high-profile industry guests including Will Young, Lulu Kennedy, Princess Julia, designers Claire Barrow and Ashley Williams, and top fashion journalists Sarah Mower, Fran Burns, and Charlie Porter.

This year’s graduates have already worked with internationally renowned design houses including Burberry, Celine, Ann Demeulemeester, Givenchy, Donna Karan, Lanvin, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen and Proenza Schouler to name but a few.

Designer: Lisa Clayton copyright © Simon Armstrong 

Designer: Lisa Clayton copyright © Simon Armstrong

Designer: Holly Penfold copyright © Simon Armstrong 

Designer: Holly Penfold copyright © Simon Armstrong

Designer: Louise Whittington copyright © Simon Armstrong 

Designer: Louise Whittington copyright © Simon Armstrong

Designer: Aaron Tubb copyright © Simon Armstrong 

Designer: Aaron Tubb copyright © Simon Armstrong

The course has outstanding links with the international fashion industry and previous graduates of the course include Christopher Bailey of Burberry, Michael Herz of Bally, Stuart Vevers of Loewe, Ashley Williams and Claire Barrow who showed at Fashion East.

Designer: Philli Wood copyright © Simon Armstrong 

Designer: Philli Wood copyright © Simon Armstrong

Andrew Groves, Course Director of the University of Westminster's BA (Hons) Fashion Design,said: “This year’s graduates have once again shown why Westminster is renowned for producing designers that are the perfect combination of creativity and commerciality.

“Their runway show highlighted their diverse aesthetics and approaches to fashion, and gave us a glimpse of the future of fashion.

“Through the global connections that they have built up during their internship year they will now push forward the boundaries of fashion not only in this country, but across the world where they will undoubtedly go on to work for some of the world’s top international fashion companies.”

 

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Sarah Evans-Toyne, Lianne Robinson or Chiara Barreca
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We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 175-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

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