Talented students take to catwalk for acclaimed Fashion Show
Published Monday 23rd May 2011
Students with a passion for fashion are putting finishing touches to their collections in the run up to The University of Northampton’s nationally acclaimed School of The Arts Graduate Fashion Show.
The event, which is taking place at The Royal & Derngate on
Wednesday, 22nd June, will include an afternoon and evening show, along with a
gallery exhibition across the road at The Northampton Museum & Art Gallery.
Last year's show attracted nearly 3,000 people, with the evening performance an instant sell-out. This year the event promises to do just the same.
Expect the unexpected. On last year's catwalk collections were inspired by burlesque, the Salvation Army and ducks!
This is a fantastic showcase for our graduates who are at the cutting edge of design - inspiring, motivated and dedicated students who break the mold, take calculated risks and are confident in their own winning formula.Vicki Dean, Acting Divisional Leader in the School's Fashion and Textiles Division
The fashion show, which attracts national attention, showcases the hard work of graduates from The Division of Fashion and Textiles and Year 2 BA Hons Fashion, Textiles, Footwear and Accessories students from The University of Northampton.
The headline sponsors are Schwarzkopf and Hensmans. Other sponsors include Silverstone, Sazarac, Video Inn Production, The Caterers, Belmay Fragrances Ltd, Silver Viscount Sewing Machines, Joseph Cheaney & Sons and Oriflame. Hensmans are the sole hair stylists for the show and provide on-going support to the division throughout the academic year.
Tickets are now on sale from Royal & Derngate Box office on 01604 624811. Standard tickets are priced £15 (plus a £1 booking fee) and concession tickets are £12 Tickets are available for the afternoon show at the special rate of £2 for schools (students and teachers). VIP tickets for the evening show are also available priced at £80, which includes entry into the pre and post show parties and a very fashionable goody bag.
There are two shows - one at 2.30pm and another at 7.30pm.
For further information see the Fashion Show website www.northampton.ac.uk/fashionshow