NTU Fashion Design student selected by GAP for highly-coveted summer internship

Year Two BA (Hons) Fashion Design student Lucy Papps has been selected by internationally renowned fashion brand GAP to undertake their Summer Internship Design Programme this year.

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Year Two BA (Hons) Fashion Design student Lucy Papps has been selected by internationally-renowned fashion brand GAP to undertake their Summer Internship Design Programme this year.

NTU is one of a select few UK Universities that GAP choose to work with for feeding into their Summer Internship Design Programme. The Fashion Design and Fashion Knitwear departments at NTU have built a strong relationship with this internationally renowned fashion brand over the last four years, with students being successfully selected each year to take up their Global Design Internship Programme at their headquarters in the United States.

Year Two BA (Hons) Fashion Design and BA (Hons) Fashion Knitwear and Knitted Textiles students were this year set a competition by the brand to design three full outfits for Fall 2015 for one of the following categories: GAP Women's; GAP Men's; GapBody/GapFit or GapKids/BabyGap. The project also involved research into the GAP brand and customer.

Six student finalists were selected from the competition submissions and invited for interview at the GAP headquarters in London. These six then became three, and NTU students Lucy Papps, Eileen Bokelmann and Stacie Horton then underwent a final Skype interview with the Head of Men's Outerwear and Bottoms at GAP from their New York office.

Successful student Lucy, who designed outfits for GAP Men's based on urban allotments in the initial competition, said: "Shortly after the Skype interview, I was called with the news they wanted to offer me the internship, which is paid, and they will be covering all of my expenses.

"I felt extremely grateful for the opportunity and even more grateful that my hard work had paid off, ending with an invitation to join GAP for two months in New York. I will be staying in Broadway near their offices and I cannot wait to begin an incredible journey this summer."

Senior Lecturer in Fashion Design at NTU, Sue Walton said: "We were delighted that the GAP Recruiting Team selected six finalists to go forward for the final selection process and that our Fashion Design student, Lucy Papps, has been awarded a place on the Global Design Programme and will be working with the GAP menswear design team this summer in New York."

NTU Fashion Design student selected by GAP for highly-coveted summer internship

Published on 15 June 2015
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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