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From Peel Campus to Manhattan: Salford students take on New York Fashion Week

Feb 08, 2019

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New York Fashion Week (photo credit: FashionUnited)

On Monday, 5 February, level 6 Fashion Design students and graduates had the exciting opportunity to showcase their collections at New York Fashion Week.

The global event, which takes place in Lower Manhattan, saw 25 lucky students and alumni showing their work at New York Fashion Week for the first time. They also got the chance to meet guests and VIPs.

Following on from this, on 6 February, they hosted a pop-up store at New York Fashion Week’s showroom. This allowed visitors to see their collections up-close, with the possibility of purchasing products.

“New York is a fantastic opportunity for our students and graduates to show their collections on a global platform, to further build on our relationships with brands and companies from the USA, and to give our graduates the chance to grow their client base,” said Bashir Aswat, Fashion Design Programme Leader.

Salford Fashion Design have won the British Fashion Council Portfolio award for best student graduate design six times, as well as a variety of competitions, such as the Global Levi’s X Arts Thread Design Competition in both 2017 and 2018. The University’s previous alumni have secured great jobs and internships within the industry, working alongside the likes of the creative director at MaxMara and designers at H&M in Sweden, Topshop in the UK, and Pete Pilotto London.

Final year student, Natalie Slater, said, “It feels amazing. As I did one of my internships there, it’s an amazing opportunity to go back and to show them what I have been getting up to and what I have improved on. It’s also a great opportunity to meet people from industry and to talk to them about my work.”

Our Fashion course is currently 4th in the Guardian's UK University league table

To meet some of the students, please click here.