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News: Be the first to see Fash­ion stu­dents’ unique collections

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Victoria Centre shoppers are in for a treat next month when the work of aspiring fashion designers from Nottingham College will be on display.

The group of 17 Foun­da­tion Degree Fash­ion stu­dents have been busy work­ing for the past few months on their final major projects, and to cel­e­brate their hard work, they’ll be show­cas­ing their unique designs from 2nd to 18th July for friends, fam­i­ly and mem­bers of the pub­lic to enjoy.

The stu­dents have pro­duced a diverse range of themes this year, from paper wed­ding dress­es, print­ed swimwear, and own-brand sports­wear, to corsetry, gen­der­less, and African-inspired menswear. 

It’s always been real­ly impor­tant to us that we sup­port and cel­e­brate local tal­ent in Not­ting­ham. We wel­come thou­sands of shop­pers every day who vis­it our stores for fash­ion inspi­ra­tion and now they’ll get to see the work of some amaz­ing up and com­ing design­ers from our city. They’ll be dis­played along­side major high street brands like Riv­er Island and Next and who knows, we may well be look­ing at the designs of a house­hold name of the future. 

 — Sophie Hill, Mar­ket­ing Man­ag­er at Vic­to­ria Centre

Kathy Stead­man, Course Leader FdA Fash­ion, said: Our stu­dents have put so much time and effort into their col­lec­tions, which we’d usu­al­ly recog­nise in the form of our End of Year Fash­ion Show. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, due to Covid restric­tions, this hasn’t been pos­si­ble, so we’re huge­ly grate­ful to Vic­to­ria Cen­tre for offer­ing such a great pub­lic space for our stu­dents to show­case their work and cel­e­brate their achievements.” 

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Nao­mi Lawrence, 28, stud­ies part-time and plans to launch her own online fash­ion busi­ness when she fin­ish­es her course. For her final major project she’s designed a hoody and over-sized T‑Shirt dress themed around spir­i­tu­al­i­ty, being con­fi­dent and empow­er­ing peo­ple. She said: 

I’m real­ly look­ing for­ward to dis­play­ing my designs at Vic­to­ria Cen­tre. I feel like it push­es me to the next lev­el in my devel­op­ment and will give me a con­fi­dence boost. 

 — Nao­mi
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Eliz­a­beth Eze­di­aro, 42, calls her col­lec­tion African Pride. She pro­duced two male out­fits, a kaf­tan and trousers, using tra­di­tion­al African fab­ric and print­ed sym­bols to rep­re­sent her her­itage and cul­ture. She said: 

I’m real­ly pleased with how my col­lec­tion has turned out and I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing people’s reactions. 

 — Eliz­a­beth

The Col­lege offers a range of cre­ative cours­es, both part-time and full-time, from Lev­el 1 through to degree-lev­el study.

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  • 30th June 2021 (10:22 AM)
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