9th April 2009, 9:30am
Models wanted for University fashion show
University Fashion Show 08 The University of Lincoln is looking for Lincolnshire’s next top model to step onto the catwalk at its annual fashion show.

Aspiring young designers from the University’s BA (Hons) Fashion Studies programme will showcase their final year collections in a spectacular show at the Engine Shed on Friday 22 May.

But first they need to find female models to wear their designs and parade them down the catwalk.

A model casting event will be held on Thursday 23 April in central Lincoln, where potential models can audition for a place in the fashion show.

Organisers would like to hear from girls aged 18 years or above who are at least 5ft 8in in height and dress size 10 to 12, who are willing to volunteer their modelling talents.

Successful girls will take their place in the show which will be attended by fashion industry executives, University staff, students and members of the public.

About 1,500 people attended last year’s fashion show, the first staged by the University. Special guest was top fashion designer Antonio Berardi, an Honorary Graduate of the University of Lincoln.

The University’s fashion department has key support from the industry through sponsorship, work placements and live project briefs. Sponsors for this year’s fashion show include Lancôme, Talking Heads, Agatha, Brandfour and Primark.

Carol Brown, Principal Lecturer in Fashion Studies and head of the fashion show, said: “The fashion show is the culmination of three year’s hard work and dedication by students on the BA (Hons) Fashion Studies course. Last year’s fashion show was our first and was a great success, with about 1,500 people coming along to see it. We are looking forward to another spectacular show this year.”

The model casting event will take place on Thursday 23 April at Thomas Parker House, off Silver Street, Lincoln. Sessions will be held between 11am-7pm. Girls wishing to attend must register for a timeslot. Contact the University’s Events Team on (01522) 837100 or email fashion@lincoln.ac.uk.

The University of Lincoln Fashion Show will take place on Friday 22 May at the Engine Shed, Brayford Pool, Lincoln. There will be three shows throughout the day, at 1pm, 4pm and 8pm. Tickets cost £5 and are available from the University’s Events Team on (01522) 837100 or email fashion@lincoln.ac.uk. More information can be found at www.lincoln.ac.uk/fashionshow.
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