Fashion Design Student Evie wins Boohoo's Party Dress Competition

Final year BA (Hons) Fashion Design student Evie Maskrey has won a recent competition launched by Boohoo.

Final year BA (Hons) Fashion Design student Evie Maskrey has won a recent competition launched by Boohoo. To celebrate Boohoo's tenth anniversary, the stylish online retailer teamed up with Graduate Fashion Week in search of this summer's hottest new party dress.

In a strongly fought competition against hundreds of fashion design students from across the country, Evie was shortlisted alongside four others by the Boohoo design team. The next stage of the process involved the designs of the final five being shown online. It was then down to the public to vote on both social media and the Boohoo website for their favourite design. After a week of voting, Evie's dress was chosen as the most popular and she was announced as the winner on Friday 3 June.

Evie received a £1,000 cash prize and will have her dress made and sold by Boohoo in the upcoming months. When asked how it felt to win, Evie said: "Winning the Boohoo dress competition was an incredible feeling. Out of hundreds of entries I was extremely proud that my design was the most popular. Even being short-listed into the top five was a great achievement, so to win was amazing!"

Evie's winning design was inspired by a trip to Marrakech last summer. She said: "I was struck by the culture and vibrancy of the city. This influenced my hand-drawn print, inspired by the Moroccan Berber tribe, combined with a flowing fabric for the skirt. I feel that women should feel confident in themselves and this dress makes a statement that celebrates femininity and self-assurance."

Amanda Briggs-Goode, Head  of Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear, said: "I am thrilled that Evie won a competition which was selected by both the Boohoo Team and the public – what a fantastic endorsement of her skills as both a designer and communicator. Design innovation allied with market awareness is important to our curriculum here at NTU, and so it is great that Evie has developed this beautiful dress."

Fashion Design Student Evie wins Boohoo's Party Dress Competition

Published on 21 June 2016
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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