Fashion Management grad Natasha Nutt awarded a top prize at the ASBCI National Student Conference

Natasha Nutt, a recent BA (Hons) Fashion Management graduate, was placed in the top three at the National Dissertation Awards at the ASBCI National Student Conference ‘Fashioning Revolution’, held at Huddersfield University in November.

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Natasha Nutt with Paschal Little from Marks & Spencer

Natasha Nutt, a recent BA (Hons) Fashion Management graduate, was placed in the top three at the National Dissertation Awards at the ASBCI National Student Conference ‘Fashioning Revolution’, held at Huddersfield University in November.

Sponsored by Marks & Spencer, the award was judged by a panel of industry experts, which this year included; Fiona Graham, Head of Quality Assurance at Debenhams & Paschal Little, Head of Innovation and Quality for Womenswear, Lingerie and Beauty at Marks and Spencer

Natasha, who now works as a, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Junior Digital Communications Assistant at Michael Kors said “To be awarded the 2016 National ASBCI Dissertation Award by Marks & Spencer is beyond anything I thought I could achieve during my time at NTU. This award has encouraged me to believe in myself and realise that anything is possible with hard work and dedication.

"The BA (Hons) Fashion Management course has most definitely set the foundation for my future career and where I am today; working for a global luxury fashion brand. I truly believe that Fashion Management graduates will be the future leaders in retail."

Natasha’s dissertation titled, Between the Genders: The Potential for Middle Market Retailers to Pioneer Fashion Products and Formats Irrespective of Gender, focused on how the merging of gender lines in society could provide new opportunities for mainstream retailers.

It also looked at new technologies such as 3-D body scanning for product fit accuracy, 3-D printed garments for product personalisation and the use of Augmented Reality technology to replace unrealistic mannequins which allows consumers to virtually try on garments efficiently through a 'Magic Mirror.

Julia Kininmonth, Senior Lecturer in Fashion Management at NTU and ASBCI representative, attended the awards alongside Natasha and told us: “Natasha’s dissertation provided the noteworthy research skills that our BA (Hons) Fashion Management graduates have developed and honed over their years studying on this course. Only the top dissertations are submitted from leading universities so for Natasha to finish in the top selection is a great achievement.

Fashion Management grad Natasha Nutt awarded a top prize at the ASBCI National Student Conference

Published on 17 November 2016
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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