The University of Salford, Manchester UK, supported by Arts Thread present new collections from : DEM, Barbara Bechta, Nephew, Ques Quest, Silpa at prime Soho & Tribeca venue in New York.
Location: 332 Canal Street, Soho, New York, NY10013
Preview night launch: Tuesday Feb 5th 2019 , 7-10pm.
Showroom / pop -up store : Wednesday 6th Feb 2019 , from 11am-8pm
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The University of Salford BA (Hons) fashion design students and alumni host fashion event at New York Fashion Week. The University of Salford based in Manchester, UK today announced that it will host its first Undergraduate and Postgraduate off schedule event at New York Fashion Week in February 2019, supported by Arts Thread, British Consulate General NY and NAMESIdn. University of Salford will show new collections from the following brands; DEM, Barbara Bechta, Nephew, Ques Quest, Silpa at prime Soho & Tribeca venue in New York. “The fashion programme and staff at Salford enabled me to realise my ambitions in so many ways. They gave me the confidence, skills and support to launch my own fashion brand, bringing my collection to New York is a dream come true.” Dominic Barber @ Nephew Studio.
The University of Salford BA (Hons) Fashion Design is a globally recognized programme which is ranked 4th in the UK University league tables. The University has won the British Fashion Council Portfolio award for the best student graduate design work six times. Students from the second year of the University have won the global Levi’s x Arts Thread Design Competition in 2017 & 2018, Top Shop design competition in 2017 & 2018, Stradivarius design competition in 2018 as well as many other awards including childrenswear & textiles. The Universities previous alumni have secured fantastic jobs & internships within the industry including working alongside the Creative director at MaxMara, designers at H&M in Sweden, Top Shop in UK, Peter Pilotto London.
The University of Salford (UK) is the University aligned with industry – our work with global brands, SMEs and public bodies has put is in the top 10 universities in the UK for consultancy. “We provide our students with real-world, industry-relevant experiences to prepare them for employment, providing employers with future-focused graduates who understand the needs of industry. The University has the highest student satisfaction rate in Greater Manchester, as evidenced in the National Student Survey results for 2018. The University of Salford has over 20,000 students and 2,500 staff from around the world, with a global community of over 170,000 alumni.
“ New York is a fantastic opportunity for our students & graduates to show their collections on a global platform to further build on our relationships with brands and companies from the USA and give our graduates chance to grow their client base” Programme leader Bashir Aswat
The event begins with a launch on the evening of 5th February starting at 7pm and running until 10pm. This will give guests and VIPS a chance to meet with the designers. On Wednesday 6th February there will be a showroom and pop up store allowing for a more close up view of the collections, along with a chance to purchase some products from designers and view undergraduate work from the university. This will be open from 11-8pm.
Gibril Dukery @ ques.quest / Moynul Islam @silpaclo / Dominic Barber@nephew_studio / YingxinJiang@demdemdemo / Barbara Betcha @barbarabechta
To gain more information on designers their bios and collection information and to arrange interviews please get in touch for visuals of the designers collections, biographies, general information and book an interview with head of programme and designers. All enquiries please contact Sally Donaldson: firstname.lastname@example.org