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On Monday, 5 February, level 4, 5 and 6 Fashion Design students and graduates had the exciting opportunity to showcase their collections at a two-day event during New York Fashion Week. The event saw 25 lucky students and alumni showing their work at New York Fashion Week for the first time. They also got the chance to meet guests and VIPs.
Following on from this, on 6 February, they hosted a pop-up store at New York Fashion Week’s showroom. This allowed visitors to see their collections up-close, with the possibility of purchasing products and creating industry contacts.
“The University of Salford arrived in Manhattan to showcase a mixture of its undergrad and post-grad talent in a downtown launch event, complete with DJ and flowing prosecco, to be followed by a day of sales appointments and meetings with industry professionals. The two-day event offers a complete representation of the school’s talent: First years presenting their work after only three months of study, second years exhibiting the resullt of a special workshop with Max Mara in Italy, in which they were asked to design the perfect coat and third years showing a one outfit teaser of their upcoming final collection which will be presented at London Fashion Week in September.” This excerpt has been taken from the Fashion United article linked below:
The two-day event was an immense success. Current final year student, Natalie Slater, said, “It feels amazing. As I did one of my internships there, it’s an amazing opportunity to go back and to show them what I have been getting up to and what I have improved on. It’s also a great opportunity to meet people from industry and to talk to them about my work.” We’re extremely proud of every student and alumni there and we thank everybody who has helped us to put this initial idea into a real life successful event.
Image 1: Photographer - Drew Botcherby. Model - Laura Campbell. Designer - Dominic Barber.
Image 2: Photographer - Tori Mumtaz. Model - Semaje Wicker. Designer - Gibril Dukery.
Image 3: Photographer - Drew Botcherby. Model - Michael Belardino. Designer - Moynul Islam.
Image 4: Photographer - Tori Mumtaz. Model - Lorena Eni. Designer - Carline Zhou.