A TEENAGE dressmaker from Westhoughton created a gown that goes reside as we speak on a serious UK style web site.
Katie Macpherson, 17, received a UNiDAYS competitors again in April the place her “little black gown” design was developed and now bought by Missguided – a number one womenswear retailer.
Katie, now a pupil at Manchester Metropolitan College, created the design, a cut-out cocktail quantity that caught the jury’s creativeness.
She stated: “I’m so glad to have received the competitors. Working with expert designers to have my gown made was an unimaginable expertise.
“I’ve all the time been impressed by style and artwork – I believe when designing it is all the time essential to take a look at catwalk artwork and collections, and I like up to date kinds that I incorporate into my work.
“I hope that we are able to work collectively on a capsule assortment within the close to future.”
To have fun London Style Week, UNiDAYS, the world’s largest pupil low cost platform, has partnered with Missguided to present a budding pupil designer the chance to supply and promote their profitable thought.
Katie’s mom Kelly Partington added, “It is an amazing alternative for her. It might begin her profession.”
The profitable entry was chosen from over 2,000 submissions by a jury of Missguided’s prime designers.
Katie then had an one-on-one teaching and mentoring session with a jury to develop her thought after which the design was drafted and produced.
The fashionable gown will now be accessible as a restricted version on the style platform at a worth of £ 24.
Katie will obtain an eight % share of internet income, a Missguided voucher of £ 1,000 and a UNiDAYS money grant of £ 1,000.
Zahiah Alawneh, Head of Design at Missguided, stated: “Missguided loves inventive collaboration and we had been thrilled to be working with UNiDAYS to carry this chance to the UK pupil physique.
“London Style Week is the jewel within the trade and it was the proper second to supply this chance to expertise the style world up shut.”
Viviane Paxinos of UNiDAYS stated, “We’re so pleased with Katie. Stepping into the style trade is extremely daunting, even in the very best of occasions.”
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