Middlesex fashion students used the University’s Quadrangle as a catwalk to showcase their final year work.
The event, in its second year, featured 52 collections from BA Fashion and BA Fashion Textiles students. Parents, friends and family members of the designers, as well as University staff and students, were at the invitation only event.
British designers Louise Gray, Carolyn Massey and Peter Jensen were guest judges. They were tasked with deciding which designs would be selected for the University’s Art and Design Degree Show on June 2.
“The quality is really high,” said Carolyn Massey, a London-based menswear designer. “Some of the collections were outstandingly made. And the setting is great - it's a great place to do a show.”
Scottish-born designer Louise Gray also enjoyed the show and commended the work Middlesex does with its fashions students. “I take some interns to work for me from Middlesex. I think they are of high quality, they are really good technically and I like having them.“
Middlesex fashion lecturer Meg Osborne said the students will learn a lot from the experience. “The students, as designers, can sit back and see their clothes come to life in front of their eyes. I think it's an epiphany moment for the students - it's a really important experience for any fashion designer.”
This year Middlesex had over 2000 applicants for its fashion courses. Meg said that events like this help show the level of work Middlesex undertakes.
“As a University we are able to facilitate all the creative outputs. We have the technicians, the experience, the equipment and we can really enable our students to produce any kind of creative work from any material.
And I think that's the key thing that Middlesex can offer above other fashion Universities,” she said.