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    Shining new lights of London fashion scene showcase their work

    13/06/2014

    Shining Lights of the fashion world show off their work

    A select group of fashion students from Middlesex University had the opportunity to showcase their cutting-edge creations at an iconic London venue, bringing three years of hard work to a spectacular finale.

    The show at the recently-refurbished St Pancras Renaissance Hotel on Friday 30 May 2014 saw 22 up-and-coming designers display their work, after being hand-picked from over 100 fashion students by a panel of industry experts.

    Fashion scouts, industry professionals and alumni from Middlesex's fashion courses attended the event, which was the first of its kind to exclusively feature Middlesex University BA Fashion Design and BA Fashion Textiles students.

    One student showcasing her work was Amelia Bebbington, whose innovative collection is inspired by toys of years gone by (see image). 

    With a particular focus on Lego, Amelia has created a fun and functional collection of bright yellow modular garments that can be deconstructed, rebuilt, zipped to one another and even swapped between the sexes to create the ultimate capsule collection.

    "This is an amazing opportunity to get my designs out there," Amelia said. "The stakes are pretty high, so of course I'm a bit nervous. But more than anything, I'm excited. Hopefully on the day the clothes will speak for themselves!"

    Another student who featured at the show was Rhiannon Wakefield, a talented designer named national winner of the 2014 Fashion Awareness Direct (FAD) competition during this year's London Fashion Week. 

    Fashion Design student Orion Facey also displayed his creations, which are designed with the transgender community in mind.

    Orion's work has an avant-garde and subversive edge, and is focused on challenging the traditional constructs and constraints of gender.

    The industry panel which selected the 22 students to feature in the show was made up of The Metro newspaper's style editor Bel Jacobs and GQ Style's fashion editor Victoria Higgs.

    Fashion editor at i-D Magazine Jack Borkett, fashion journalist and ShowStudio contributor Daryoush Haj-Najafi, and designers Lucas Nascimento and Oliver Spencer completed the panel.

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