Young designers to parade their talents at Modern Masquerade

Date 27.03.2018

Fashion students from the University of Northampton will see their designs come to life on the catwalk at a charity event.

The Modern Masquerade will feature a fashion show combining the latest in modern street fashion and classical elegance, as well as live music, raffle and a cocktail reception.

The event, now in its eighth year, is devised and organised by Fashion Marketing students in aid of a selected charity, this year it is the Northampton Children’s Cancer Trust.

Mollie Treacy, second year Fashion Marketing student, said: “Everything from models, clothing, capital, event location, advertising and ticket sales has been sourced by us. We are including 15 outfits on the catwalk in total, 10 of which are student designs.

“The experience will be unique, fun and is sure to be a night to remember. Feedback from previous years is always positive and the events are a success due to the planning and organisation that goes into them. The students’ hard work and dedication will shine through.”

As well as raising money for a worthy cause, the event plays a pivotal role in the students’ development, as it provides invaluable fashion industry experience.

Mollie continued: “The event will help to complete the Fashion Professional practice module of our course and gives us an insight into industry life. The Modern Masquerade is helping everyone in specific ways as the module students are split into groups – from operations and planning to marketing and PR, visuals and buying.”

The Modern Masquerade takes place on Wednesday 18 April at Borja nightclub, Castilian Street, Northampton.

Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. Tickets are available by emailing

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