7th April 2003

 

SUCCESS AT FABRIC FAIR FOR FOLLOWERS OF FASHION

 

Work by two fashion students from the Lincoln School of Art and Design has been exhibited for the first time at a prestigious fashion fair in France.

 

The two skirts – made from a cotton/polyester fabric – were exhibited last month at the Spring and Summer 2004 Tissu Premier in Lyon, a women’s wear fabric fair.

 

This influential event is held twice-yearly and is a prelude to the Première Vision show which takes place in Paris and is attended by all key designers and fabric buyers.

 

Claire Judson (18) from Skellingthorpe and Harriet Edwards (17) from Collingham designed and produced the skirts as a project for their National Diploma in Fashion and Clothing.

 

Made as part of a 12-week project sponsored by international fabric company Wernerfelt UK, the skirts were designed to show an alternative use for a fabric normally used to make shirts and blouses.

 

The Danish fabric company, which produces a variety of fabrics for the international market, has sponsored the project for three years and judged the students’ work as the best in terms of design and technical skills.

 

“It is really good for the course and the students to receive positive feedback,” said Kathy Gaul, a lecturer in Fashion Studies.

 

“Comments have come from several visitors to the show remarking on the quality of the work.”

 

The students - who are now in their second year at the school - have been accepted onto degree programmes at several universities across the country.

 

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For more information contact: Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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