Fashion Design student and alumna nominated for Golden Shears Awards

Final year BA (Hons) Fashion Design student, Lili Liu and alumna Ashleigh Jones (BA (Hons) Fashion Design 2011) were nominated for the prestigious 2015 Golden Shears Awards that took place at the Merchant Taylor’s Hall in London earlier this month.

Final year BA (Hons) Fashion Design student, Lili Liu and alumna Ashleigh Jones (BA (Hons) Fashion Design 2011) were nominated for the prestigious 2015 Golden Shears Awards that took place at the Merchant Taylor's Hall in London earlier this month.

Lili and Ashleigh had to beat tough competition from scores of other hopefuls to be shortlisted for the Golden Shears Awards, one of the tailoring industry's most coveted awards, often hailed as "the Oscars of the tailoring world".

Current student Lili, originally from Henan, China, said in a recent interview with the Nottingham Post: "I'm feeling good and really happy about making it through. My idea is 1950s-style. I think the tailoring from that era is very nice and very smart. But in fashion you want to have new ideas coming out and I started to think about what ideas I can connect to the tailoring, to make it look more pretty and modern, with minimalism."

Alumna Ashleigh, who is now an apprentice coat maker for Savile Row tailor Anderson & Sheppard, was also excited to be included on the shortlist.

Both Lili and Ashleigh were two of 25 young designers chosen from 100 entrants by experts from Savile Row Tailors and Bridgitte Stepputtis, head of couture at Vivienne Westwood.

Fashion Design student and alumna nominated for Golden Shears Awards

Published on 23 March 2015
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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