Amy and Aleksander have their prize-winning fashion concepts chosen for Italian exhibition

News Page 4th February 2019

Work by two Fashion students from the University of Northampton will be exhibited in Florence, Italy.

Second years Amy White and Aleksander Jankowiak entered the International Art & Design Competition 2019, which was run by Florentine art school, Accademia Riaci.

Both had their submissions, which had to show a collection of clothes inspired by the word blooming, chosen as prize winners, and their work will now go on show in Florence and on the Accademia Riaci website.

Amy, who comes from Banstead in Surrey, took the British phrase of ‘blooming heck’ for the inspiration for her designs, incorporating influences of the UK punk scene, tabloid newspapers, the Royal family and British quirks.

Amy White’s concept drawings

Amy White’s concept drawings

Meanwhile, Aleksander, who comes from Lubin, Poland, was inspired by the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, when the Polish capital was liberated from German occupation and how it has risen from ruins to bloom into a modern, bustling city with its beautifully restored Old Town.

Aleksander Jankowiak’s concept designs

Aleksander Jankowiak’s concept designs

Jane Mills, Senior Lecturer in Fashion, said: “Amy and Akeksander have done amazingly well to be awarded prize winners for this prestigious International Art & Design competition.  This award recognises the outstanding work that Amy and Aleksander have each produced during their second-year studies and, is very well deserved.”



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