Thursday 22 June 2017

Fashion student Mesoni Lindsay has proved her flair for futuristic design by scooping up first prize in the Project 20/20… and Beyond Young Design Awards, a national competition focused on the professional clothing industry.

Mesoni Lindsay, a second year student, was one of six semi-finalists from a number of leading fashion and textiles universities and college across the UK, including two of her own peers from Northampton; Lucy Moulton and Bryony Rodda. She was presented with her prize at a prestigious ceremony in London on Wednesday 21 June.

Students were asked to use their creative flair to imagine the future of fashion and create their visions of professional clothing, such as corporate and work wear for the year 3000.

Mesoni decided to design uniforms for both male and female pilots of Virgin Atlantic. She said: “I designed the equivalent to a pilot’s uniform; a captain of a spaceship in the year 3000. To do this I had to consider what the world, human race and jobs will be like in the future.

“I began by researching predictions of how the human race and technology have adapted and evolved to its surroundings. I took designing inspiration from watching many science fiction films including Ex Machina and The Hunger Games for the costume and Alien for the character’s role.”

“I was delighted to learn I had reached the finals and saw it as an experience that I could enjoy and make the most of. I knew I was up against some very strong competition as all the other finalists’ garments were amazing so when I was named a winner, I was really shocked and overwhelmed, but extremely happy at the same time.”

Julie King, Head of Fashion at the University of Northampton This is the second year in a row one of our students from Northampton has won the award and we are incredibly proud of our students’ achievements in the face of very strong competition.”

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