Final year students at our School of Textiles and Design are showcasing their work at a series of salon fashion shows this weekend.
Models will display the students' innovation, technological expertise and craft in the professional-standard annual fashion show.
The fashion show has become a firm fixture in the region's social calendar, and this year the creative team behind the event has changed its format to a ‘salon' show.
Guests will be seated throughout the school's sewing workshop, where students created some of their collections, and will be up close and personal with the models and collections.
As well as the salon shows, guests can view a static exhibition of students' work from throughout the year, which will be on display until 1st June.
We are extremely proud of our students' collections and have no doubt they will help shape the future of the fashion and design industries in the UK and beyond.
Professor Fiona S. Waldron, Head of the School of Textiles and Design, said: “The 2017 graduation students set themselves goals of innovation in concept, thinking and practice; their achievements in these areas are clear in our exhibition.
“While we are proud of our heritage, we are a progressive school that combines proactive knowledge and technical understanding with creativity to meet the fast pace of today's textiles and design industry.
“We are extremely proud of our students' collections and have no doubt they will help shape the future of the fashion and design industries in the UK and beyond.”
Bruce Munro Roberts, Director of Studies, Fashion Technology, said: “This year we decided to bring the showcase back onto the campus to help the audience connect with the process behind all our students' collections.
“By changing the event to a salon format, we're bringing the audience much closer to collections than ever before.”