Students parade their talent to top designers
PUBLISHED: 17:19 12 May 2010 | UPDATED: 09:49 12 August 2010
BUDDING fashion students have been selected to take part in a nationwide showcase of up-and-coming designer talent
BUDDING fashion students have been selected to take part in a nationwide showcase of up-and-coming designer talent.
Students from Ravensbourne College, in Walden Road, Chislehurst, are to take part in Graduate Fashion Week, which takes place at Earls Court from June 6 to 10.
They will join more than 1,000 BA degree fashion students at the event which gives them exposure to industry bigwigs such as Zandra Rhodes, Claudia Schiffer and Harold Tillman, Chairman of the British Fashion Council.
Ravensbourne Student Jade Rozenbroek, 21, who is working towards a BA in Fashion (menswear) said: "Graduate Fashion Week is a huge end goal for which all students compete.
For us it's very important as it allows our standard of work to be at its very best. For me to show at the week would be fulfilling a dream I've had since I was a child.
"I even did a skydive with another student to raise money for the show - we raised more than £800!"
The week, which has been running for 19 years, is seen as a showcase of some of Britain's finest fashion young talent, and invites applicants from 61 universities and colleges across Britain and oversees.
Terry Mansfield, chairman of the event, said: "It is the starting point for the future of British fashion. It is an event that has an impact on not just our home grown style, but that of the world. Our graduates go on to work in international design studios and will shape the future of fashion whether it is on the high street or the catwalk.
He added: "This is the industry's and the public's chance to see them first and to
understand why supporting our British fashion education system is so important.