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Students work to be internationally showcased


Eveden Fashion Project Tresham student models Sarah Winstanley’s design which has been purchased by Eveden and will be displayed in their UK and USA offices.

A student from Tresham’s BTEC Extended Diploma in Textiles, Sarah Winstanley, will enjoy international acclaim after her design was purchased by Desborough based lingerie and swimwear company, Eveden to be displayed in their UK and New York offices.

At the beginning of the year students were asked to produce a sculptural clothing piece under the theme of ‘Bodies’ to celebrate the female form ensuring that their piece could be worn by women of any shape or size by including secret panels. All students work was then showcased at a recent charity fashion show held at Tresham which culminated in an auction that raised £750 for the Cransley Hospice which included the piece purchased by Eveden.

Materials for the project were donated by Eveden and included lace, elastic, padding, ‘boning’ and fastening materials.

The creation which has been made by second year student, Sarah Winstanley, will be exhibited firstly in Eveden’s Desborough headquarters before being sent to their offices in New York where it will be displayed as part of an exhibition. A further four pieces were judged as highly commended produced by Danielle Wagstaff, Hannah Leaning, Mary Maggs and Daisy Aldwinckle.

Sarah’s creation made use of bra under-wires, which were given to the students along with other bra components and fabrics by Eveden, in the ‘skirt’ of the design. The under-wires have been glued together in a S-shape to create a striking peplum effect which also folds flat to the body of the design. The design features a hidden section at the back of the corset-style top to allow the size to be altered for all sizes.

As well as having her work selected to be showcased by Eveden, Sarah, 18 from Corby has been offered a weeks work placement with Eveden over the summer continue studying at Tresham and will be moving onto the BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design course.

Sarah Winstanley said:
“I found the whole project really enjoyable yet challenging, having to make your piece adaptable to fit all sizes can be quite difficult. We were given free reign which allowed us all to be as creative as we wanted. I am really pleased that my work has been selected by Eveden to display and I’m looking forward to completing work experience with them over the summer. After this experience I hope to progress into working in textile design once I complete university.”

Liesl Goodman – Goddess/Elomi Design Manager said:

“We feel that Sarah’s outfit fulfils all requirements of the brief set to the students. We like the way Sarah used bra wires to construct a very sculptural piece, and how it is truly a celebration of the female form. Sarah’s outfit is so highly creative, yet wearable. We like how the print works when worn, and her use of colour. “

Chris Sonmez, Tutor for BTEC 3 Fashion and Textiles said:

“We are especially proud of the standard of the student’s hard work on the Eveden Live project. We are all very pleased that Sarah’s work has been chosen to be displayed for Eveden’s UK showrooms and then other locations, including New York.

The strength of the Textiles and Fashion course at Tresham is the breadth and range of work produced and each year students go on to progress in careers ranging from textiles, costume, contour, jewellery, accessories, craft, fine art, fashion illustration and print.”

Guy Newton, Head of School for Creative Arts and Media said: “Congratulations to Sarah for having her work selected. We are all very proud of Sarah’s achievement!”

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