A glamorous catwalk show, sponsored by Jarrold, took place at Norwich’s OPEN and showed off the final year collections of the first graduating cohort of NUA's BA Fashion students. Tickets were sold to the public for the event, which saw professional models from Sandra Reynolds agency wear spectacular new garments designed and made by 23 students as they prepared to complete their studies and move onto the next stage in their budding fashion careers.
Professor John Last, Vice-Chancellor of NUA, said: "This year's NUA Fashion Show represents a coming of age for the course and we are very excited to have our first cohort of graduates going out into the professional sphere. The work being produced by the Year 3 students is not only industry-standard but will bring fresh new outlooks to British fashion."
Following the success of the show, the students will display selected work from their completed collections to the leading lights of the London fashion industry at Earls Court for Graduate Fashion Week.
NUA’s Fashion Course Leader Sue Chowles says: “The course aims to produce industry-ready graduates with the relevant skills and attitude demanded by the workplace. Portfolio viewings organised through the British Fashion Council have already led to interest in our students from Italian Vogue, Selfridges, COS and London Ethnic. Graduate Fashion Week will provide a wider opportunity for the industry to see the innovative creativity and couture levels of craftsmanship taught by the course.”
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