Tuesday 5 June 2018

The University of Northampton made a triumphant return to east London on Monday, as its students took command of the catwalk at Graduate Fashion Week 2018.

The annual showcase of the UK’s university fashion talent marks the high point of students’ three years of study, and the Northampton cohort’s collections went down a storm with the audience.

Collections from 11 final year undergraduates from the Fashion, Footwear & Accessories and Textiles for Fashion courses were selected for the catwalk show at The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane.

Watch the catwalk compilation video below.

Speaking after the show, Fashion student Bryony Rodda, said: “It’s hard to put into words how it felt to see my designs on the catwalk. It was just amazing to see everything come together, it’s incredible.

“In the run up to the show I was very nervous and so excited – I didn’t sleep much. There were so many emotions all rolled into one and now I just feel relieved and very happy.”

Bryony Rodda backstage at Graduate Fashion Week

She added: “The three years on the course have been emotional, testing, but amazing. What you get out of the course is incredible.

“People get on so well on the course. It’s not cliquey, there’s no competitiveness, everyone supports each other. You are just competing against yourself, pushing yourself to do the best you can as you want to make yourself better.

“I’m looking forward to graduating, but also sad to leave the University. I’ve had a couple of interviews – one’s a buying role and the other is garment technology, which are both passions of mine, so fingers crossed.”

Our students behind the scenes at Graduate Fashion Week

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