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The University of Southampton

Graduate Fashion Week showcase for student fashion designers

Published: 6 June 2005

The event takes place between 5 and 8 June at Battersea Park Arena, London and is sponsored by the fashion store River Island. Nineteen WSA students will be showcasing their design work in a highly-anticipated fashion show today (Monday 6 June) including four menswear collections, and four fashion knitwear collections.

Two of the WSA students taking part, Carly Garwin and Jessica Tsang, have already had illustrations of their designs highlighted in Drapers magazine 'Stars of tomorrow' feature about Graduate Fashion Week.

John Hopkins, Head of Fashion at WSA, comments: "This prestigious event is undoubtedly the highlight of the year for fashion students and gives them valuable exposure to fashion industry professionals and contacts. It is also a great opportunity for them to demonstrate their creative design talents to prospective employers as they embark on their chosen careers in the fashion business."

Over 25,000 visitors are expected at Graduate Fashion Week this year, including fashion industry professionals and members of the international press and media. Visit for further information.

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Notes for editors

  1. Digital images of WSA fashion students' work, including the illustrations by Carly Garwin and Jessica Tsang, are available from Media Relations on request.
  2. Winchester School of Art merged with the University of Southampton in 1996. Founded in 1860, WSA has an international reputation for research and teaching in art, art history and design.
  3. The University of Southampton is a leading UK teaching and research institution with a global reputation for leading-edge research and scholarship. The University has around 20,000 students and nearly 5000 staff. Its annual turnover is in the region of £270 million.
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