A TEENAGE clothier from Westhoughton goes to promote her work on a serious UK trend web site.

Katie Macpherson, 17, gained a UNiDAYS competitors the place her “little black gown” design was bought by Missguided – a number one womenswear retailer.

The style pupil at Wigan and Leigh Faculty is delighted with nationwide recognition – and has additionally gained £ 1,000 in money and £ 1,000 in vouchers as a part of the award.

She mentioned, “I’ve at all times been impressed by trend and artwork. I believe that when designing, it is at all times essential to have a look at catwalk footage and collections.

“I like up to date kinds and like to include them into my work.”

Missguided was based in 2009 by Nitin Passi, who nonetheless owns the corporate, which has greater than 4 million energetic customers worldwide. It’s at the moment headquartered in Trafford Park.

Since its inception, the net retailer has seen fast development within the UK and has expanded to America, Australia, France and Germany.

Katie’s mom Kelly Partington added, “It is a fantastic alternative for her. It might begin her profession.

“She will likely be going to school later this yr to pursue her dream of changing into a clothier.”

Katie – a former pupil of Westhoughton Excessive College – is at the moment ready to be accepted into the London Faculty of Trend however has at all times obtained provides from a number of different universities throughout the nation.

A UniDays spokesperson mentioned, “Missguided liked this little black gown with a stylish lower, good for residing your finest life after the lockdown blues.

“The gown will quickly be obtainable on the web site in two totally different colours and an eye catching print.”

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