Marking the high point of three and four years’ work, final year students from Regent’s University London’s fashion and design courses showcased their talents at 148 Brick Lane in London on 11 May, 2017.
An audience of over 600 guests witnessed the evening’s catwalk extravaganza, admiring what one student fittingly described as ‘a display of sheer talent and craftsmanship in tailoring, pattern cutting and technique.’ The event welcomed a veritable ‘who’s who’ of industry names, including fashion entrepreneur, designer and Chair of the Costume Society, Sylvia Ayton MBE, along with prestigious representatives from Monsoon, Arts Thread, Hearst and Nike amongst others.
Also on show were BA Fashion Marketing students’ final major projects. Commenting on her display, Emma Jones said: “I found a gap in the market for skiwear that is fashionable and affordable, creating a brand called ‘Track’ that is aimed at the female millennial. “It is great to be able to walk away and say that we have studied Fashion Marketing at Regent’s University London.”
Dahren Davey, Regent’s Course Leader for Fashion Design, commented: “Our students are truly international and arrive with differing cultures and backgrounds. They are encouraged to be themselves, and this gives them a genuinely individual design and creative outlook to build upon.”
The evening event included the presentation of three student prizes for the ‘Regent’s International Fashion competition for Schools 2017,’ sponsored by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. Winning student Vanda Volcikova from the English College in Prague, Czech Republic, saw her design professionally styled and photographed, and also received a collection of Bloomsbury fashion books. Competition runners-up were Turaya Morton-Kemsley, The Royal Masonic School for Girls in Rickmansworth, UK, and Defne Uzelli from Hisar School in Turkey, who also both received Bloomsbury prizes.