News release: Lancashire's finest hit the catwalk

Media and Promotion Office (2003) News release: Lancashire's finest hit the catwalk. Other. University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston.

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With themes ranging from 'Gangs of New York' to socialites and silhouettes, fashion
students from the University of Central Lancashire wowed the London fashion world
during last week's Graduate Fashion Week.
Many of the region's students were among the successful young designers who took
part in the show on June 3rd at the Battersea Park Arena. Jenny Loram from Preston
was selected in appear in the Gala Show at the finale of Graduate Fashion Week with
her 'Ealing Boy' collection. Taking elements from the old and the new, Jenny's theme
mixed up elements from the epic feature "Gangs of New York" with London kitsch and
street culture.
Other collections by north west students included a range of luxury-sports fashion
womenswear, by Erika Maloney from Southport, inspired by a unique mix of Art
Nouveau and team sportswear. Another womenswear collection by Rehana Patel from
Blackburn, was inspired by the sexy but sophisticated look of the 1930s, while Emily
Cunningham from Lytham St Annes based her evening wear collection on the theme of
shipwrecks and buccaneers.
Course Leader Janet Moon said: "This was a very successful show which attracted the
attention of top people from the fashion industry looking for new talent. Many of our
students have already secured much-sought after positions, some with the companies
where they completed their industrial placements which are such an valuable part of the
10 June 2003
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Media & Public Relations, University of Central Lancashire, tel: 01772 894425

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