Top model to appear at University fashion show

 

A top international model who has appeared in promotional campaigns for designers, including Jean Paul Gaultier, will be strutting along the catwalk at this year’s University of Lincoln fashion show.

 

Charlie Weaving, who also regularly graces the pages of glossy fashion and lifestyle magazines, will be modelling clothing designed by final year BA (Hons) Fashion Studies students in a series of shows, entitled Debut, on Friday 23 May 2008 at the Engine Shed.

 

He is said to be “delighted” to have the opportunity to support the University and its students by appearing at the show and sharing his knowledge and experience of the fashion industry.

 

The University’s students have drawn on a diverse range of inspiration for their collections, which are the culmination of their course. One student has already been selected to show her work at the final of a national fashion design competition in London this week and others will be hoping that they will be spotted by industry representatives and employers who will be mingling with the public as guests at the event.

 

Principal Lecturer in Fashion at the University, Carol Brown, said: “This year’s show promises a fantastic display of students’ collections. They have worked incredibly hard on their designs and their creativity and standard of work involved is tremendous. This is the first year we’ve hosted the show at the Engine Shed and I’m sure that the fabulous venue will add to the professional feel of the event.

 

“Having a top model prepared to come and work with us shows how seriously our work here is taken by people in the industry, and we are also being supported by fashion designer Antonio Berardi, who is an Honorary Graduate of the University.”

 

The organisers are also looking for people to model in the show. If you are female, 5ft 9” or more in height, and would like to get involved visit: www.lincoln.ac.uk/fashionshow for more details.

 

Tickets are available for all of the three shows taking place on 23 May, priced as follows: 12 noon - £3.00; 3.30pm - £4.00; 7.30pm - £5.00 per ticket (this show will include student awards), and can be purchased from the Events Office by calling 01522 837008 or email: fashion@lincoln.ac.uk