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Norwich fashion students showcase their collections at Graduate Fashion Week in London

PUBLISHED: 09:22 02 June 2015 | UPDATED: 09:22 02 June 2015

Work by NUA fashion graduate Victoria Miller on the catwalk at Graduate Fashion Week. Picture; Simon Armstrong

Work by NUA fashion graduate Victoria Miller on the catwalk at Graduate Fashion Week. Picture; Simon Armstrong

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The work of Norwich’s next generation of fashion designers was showcased on the catwalk in London as part of Graduate Fashion Week at the weekend.

Work by graduate BA Fashion student Yu MiaoWork by graduate BA Fashion student Yu Miao

More than 30,000 guests, leading industry brands, critics and trendwatchers gathered in the capital to see 22 catwalk shows and exhibitions from over 40 universities.

Representing Norwich University of the Arts (NUA), 18 students from the BA Fashion degree course presented their graduating collections of garments on the catwalk at the Truman Brewery.

Course Leader Sue Chowles said: “The course encourages students to be truly revolutionary and push boundaries.

“The students have had the opportunity to engage with live projects with brands such as Marks and Spencer, Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Burberry and Monsoon and have produced some innovative and beautifully refined collections, which continue to set the benchmark for the future.”

Work by NUA fashion graduate Sami Hogg on the catwalk at Graduate Fashion Week. Picture; Simon ArmstrongWork by NUA fashion graduate Sami Hogg on the catwalk at Graduate Fashion Week. Picture; Simon Armstrong

Graduate Fashion Week is the world’s leading event celebrating the creativity of students and graduates within fashion, showcasing the work of over 1,000 of the very best students from universities around the world.

The NUA students were selected from their course to participate in the show by a panel of judges consisting of designer Betty Jackson CBE, journalist Hilary Alexander and course leader Sue Chowles.

The collections were also on display at the event as part of the fashion week exhibition which this year featured a children’s collection for the first time.

Betty Jackson said: “The course at NUA is on the right track and it was a pleasure to see some exciting work by the students.”

Fashion lovers in Norwich will have a chance to see the students’ work in July when they take part in the NUA Degree Shows.

The shows take place in Norwich July 1-7. For more information visit www.nua.ac.uk/degreeshows

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