Fashion students take over Birmingham New Street Station

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Last weekend models in Birmingham swapped the catwalk for the concourse, as they strutted their stuff in a fashion show at Birmingham New Street Station.

18 professional models showcased 12 collections designed by Fashion Design graduates from Birmingham City University on Saturday 14 October. Walking along a specially-made runway, the display took place under the interchange’s main departure boards within the building’s domed atrium.

The catwalk extravaganza was organised to coincide with Birmingham City University’s Open Day, which welcomed prospective undergraduate students to both its City Centre Campus and City South Campus in Edgbaston.

Sara Middleton, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts, Design and Media, Birmingham City University, said:

“There is nothing more exciting than the spectacle of a live fashion show and we are delighted to be partnering with Network Rail”

The collections originally made their debut during Graduate Fashion Week in June this year and included designs by emerging creative talent such as Elisha Bharaji, who transported onlookers into the future of high-end fashion with her space age garments.

Meanwhile, Monika Jauneikaite took knitwear to new heights with her striking collection of wool and cropped trousers, and, combining bright orange wool and pinstripes, Georgina Jenkins’ avant-garde business-wear brought a whole new meaning to the office wardrobe.

Birmingham City University alumna, Georgina Jenkins, said:

“The Birmingham New Street station catwalk has been a fantastic opportunity for me to showcase my designs, allowing me to further develop industry contacts and relationships”

The New Street catwalk show was produced by Birmingham City University alumnus Lee Lapthorne, who has previously worked as a creative director for fashion brands such as Calvin Klein, Gucci and Ted Baker.

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