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Emma is named finalist in The Liberty Shopping Centre’s Fashion Design competition

A Fashion Design student from Nottingham Trent University has been named as a finalist in an international competition hosted by The Liberty Shopping Centre in Romford, Essex.

Emma Stoner
Emma's Design on the catwalk.

Year Two student, Emma Stoner, who is studying on our BA (Hons) Fashion Design, was chosen from hundreds of entries as one of just seventeen finalists.

The annual competition, hosted by The Liberty Shopping Centre, gives budding designers the opportunity to have their original design manufactured, and sold in the shopping centre for the public to buy.

After submitting her design, and a supporting state of why she should win, Emma was selected as a finalist and saw her work showcased in an exclusive catwalk event.

Emma found out about this amazing opportunity through the Fashion Design course at NTU and said: "I entered the competition as I thought it would be a once in a lifetime opportunity to get my work and passion noticed. It was hard to choose which design to put forward, but I decided on my 'Zari' piece which focused heavily on hand embroidery.

"I wanted to appeal to those with an individual sense of style, and, judging by the audiences reception, I think that definitely succeeded. Through taking part in the competition I have gained experience in working for industry, particularly working to short deadlines as I had less than a week to manufacture my garment for the fashion show.

"The technicians at NTU were great support during this period."

Emma certainly succeeded in her aim to get noticed, as judge Syreeta McQueen from Fashion Capital praised her work and said: "Emma submitted a fantastic piece and her hard work shone through; she is a style star in the making."

Emma is named finalist in The Liberty Shopping Centre’s Fashion Design competition

Published on 17 November 2014
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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