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Winchester School of Art

WSA Fashion Show for International Women’s Day

Published: 6 March 2017
IWD WSA Poster

Students from across Winchester School of Art’s postgraduate programmes will be holding a Fashion Show at Southampton’s West Quay shopping centre, on Saturday 11th March, as part of an event for International Women’s Day. Catwalk shows will be held at 13:20, 14:00, 14:45 and 15:25. The theme of the show will be “Be Bold for Change” which aims to encapsulate a vibrant message about a new, existential female fashion consumer.

Following an initial inspiration from Reem Alasadi, the MA Coordinator of MA Textile Design and MA Fashion Design at WSA – in collaboration with programme leaders from the MAs in Fashion Design, Fashion Management, and Fashion Marketing & Branding – students from across the school have formed a company to organise and produce the show.

Students have taken on all the roles including forming an advertising team, organising sponsorship, PR and Marketing, photography, journalism, styling, and back stage activities, as well as acting as models and providing the clothes for the catwalk.

Such has been the success of the project, with students attracting sponsorship from Body Shop, Karen Millen, Oasis and FatFace and writing in the international media, that a similar project at the same time next year has already been pencilled in.

The shows will be part of a wide range of activities being held at West Quay on Saturday to support International Woman’s Day. More about these events can be found online at

More information about the courses at WSA can be found at


For more information about the show, contact Reem Alasadi on

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