Graduate fashion show proudly debuts 30 new collections from BA (Hons) Fashion students

Graduating fashion design students from Southampton Solent University showcased their final-year collections in Eastleigh, as part of the ‘Enliven’ fashion design project.

Organised by final-year students on the BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion and Communication degree course, the graduate show debuted 30 collections from BA (Hons) Fashion students at The Point, Eastleigh on Saturday 7 June.

A combination of womenswear, menswear and mature collections, took to the catwalk - with themes ranging from ‘Unconscious art of construction’ to ‘Distortion and Exposure of the Female and Form’ and ‘Who am I – Christian Faith’.

BA (Hons) Fashion course leader Kathryn Sanders says, “It’s a very exciting time of year for us, and an opportunity to demonstrate what creative fashion designers we produce at Solent. The students have worked extremely hard researching, designing and producing their unique collections of outfits and are looking forward to presenting their innovative designs on the catwalk.”

The event was produced in collaboration with the University’s fashion promotion, fashion PR, fashion photography, fashion styling, digital music, make-up and hair design and media, culture & production courses.

Southampton Solent University’s graduate fashion show is part of the exciting ‘Enliven’ fashion design project in Eastleigh, part of the wider EU-funded ‘Recreate’ programme - supported by internationally acclaimed designers Wayne Hemingway MBE, Mia Nisbet, Philip Treacy OBE, Nicholas Kirkood and Chris Liu.

The project provides a platform for new talent and works with the charity sector to create a unique 'upcycled' fashion collection using clothing, fabrics and other items sourced from local charity shops.

Attending fashionistas caught a glimpse of 30 emerging fashion designers’ exclusive collections on the catwalk. View a stunning photo gallery of the fashion designs, plus watch the filmed livestream direct from the catwalk.


About Southampton Solent University 

Southampton Solent University offers more than 23,000 students over 200 qualifications ranging from HND to PhD, in subjects such as maritime education and training, fashion and design, media and television, music, health, sport and leisure, business, IT and technology. The university was awarded the 2013 Quality Assurance kitemark for quality and standards of teaching and learning. Solent was voted one of the most creative universities in the UK in a Which? University 2013 poll of students. It has been awarded ‘Gold approval’ by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).


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Home to around 11,000 students studying everything from HNDs to PhDs, Southampton Solent University is dedicated to enabling learners of all backgrounds to become enterprising citizens and responsible leaders, while also promoting economic and social prosperity. Winner of the Times Higher Education ‘Most Improved Student Experience’ Award 2015, Solent is a dynamic university with strong local links and a growing network of global connections – and a reputation for developing grounded, well-prepared graduates with the skills and experience employers want. Holder of the small business charter, home to one of the world’s leading maritime training academies and voted one of the UK’s most creative universities in the 2013 and 2014 Which? University student polls, Solent applies passion and innovative practice to all its courses. Spanning business and law, the creative industries, engineering and technology, maritime, media, sport and tourism, those courses deliver a practical blend of career-focused tuition and real-world experience – giving our students the tools they need to shape their own success.




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