29th June 2006
FASHION GRADUATES WITH A HEAD FOR BUSINESS
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Studies graduates from the
Coupe and Carol Robinson who graduated with BA (Hons) in Fashion Studies from
the university are opening a design studio and craft workshop in
Angela, who graduated in 2004 and Carol, who graduated last year have already been recognised for their work having reached the semi-finals of this year’s Hat Designer of the Year 2006, the international Hat Magazine competition.
the friends and now business partners were just two of around 60 designers from
They’re now planning to expand their own label ‘Hats on Heads’ and start running craft workshops in millinery, sewing and dress making.
Although Angela only graduated two years ago, she says it is something she has always wanted to do: “Working in the fashion industry has been my dream since about the age of 16. Both Carol and I sat our City & Guilds exams when we left school and I did a BTEC in fashion but life got in the way and we never got any further with it.
“When my children left home I decided to go back to university and finally realise my ambition. It’s taken me a while to do it but I’m so glad that I’m finally doing what I’ve always wanted to do.”
be an invitation-only open evening at ‘The Artisan Design Studio’, Unit 4,
Photo 1 Carol Robinson (right) and Angela Coupe pictured in ‘The Artisan Design Studio’ in Bracebridge Heath
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