Graduating Middlesex Fashion students can now draw breath after two major shows in the space of a week.
The University’s Art and Design Degree Show, Montage, at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane was opened with a catwalk show on Thursday 3 June, where 23 selected students each showed a collection of six outfits. After displaying their work at Montage over the weekend, the students moved to Graduate Fashion Week in Earls Court for a second catwalk show on Tuesday (June 8) evening, displaying their work there until the end of the week.
Graduate Fashion Week was another chance for Middlesex students to make an impact with major players in the industry and a valuable learning experience for their future careers. Gillian Charles, Director of Programmes for Fashion, Jewellery and Textiles at Middlesex said: "Quite a number of the graduates already have jobs and more employment opportunities have come about as a result of the exposure."
With both shows drawing plaudits from guests and the press, Gillian said she was delighted and very proud to see how all of the students’ hard work had shown so well and attracted such large audiences - over 1,000 in total to the two catwalk shows and many more to view the exhibitions.
She said: “Doing two big shows and exhibitions like this within a week is no mean feat – we’re all pretty exhausted now but it has been really worth it. Our students have demonstrated commitment, a refined aesthetic and real professionalism in achieving the high standards in their collections and portfolios that we have come to expect at Middlesex and we are proud to be able to showcase their work in this way – they deserve it.
“We are also very fortunate in having a wonderful group of incredibly dedicated, talented and committed staff who have worked extremely hard to support both events.”
See the photo gallery from the Old Truman Brewery show.