Wendy Leong, who studies on the Fashion Design BA course, has won the Anne Tyrrell Student Design Award.

The competition was judged by an illustrious panel, including Betty Jackson CBE, who is famous for designing clothes for Absolutely Fabulous, and fashion designer Roland Klein. The submission brief for the awards required the designers to “demonstrate [their] signature, who you are or aim to be, as a fashion designer.”

Winning the award means that Wendy can fulfil her dream of moving to New York where she will join an influential fashion house.

Speaking about her win, Wendy said: “It is a great feeling to get the title and the support for the future. It is definitely the right timing to receive this award because of my placement year but also a huge support to go abroad to experience and gain more knowledge from other companies and see how they work. This is something I’ve always wanted to do.

“Without the University of Westminster, the work space and the tutors from the fashion department I would have never got this opportunity. With their support and feedback it has helped me develop and realize what my strengths are as a fashion student.”

The Anne Tyrrell Student Design Award was founded in 2015, in memory of Anne Tyrell MBE. She was passionate about fashion education and training.

Find out more about the Fashion Design BA Honours.

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