Two Contour Fashion students from De Montfort University have secured work placements with WGSN after winning a lingerie and swimwear trend forecasting competition.

WGSN opened the competition to all second-year students, who were tasked to create lingerie or swimwear lookbooks based on one of WGSN’s ‘fashion forecast’ themes for AW17/18 – Nocturne, Infusion, Design Matters and Earthed.

The lookbooks were presented to Katie May Atkinson, WGSN senior editor for Intimates and Swim, before Mollie Falkingham and Lauren Smith were chosen as the winners.

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Runner up Georgia Phillips received Topshop vouchers for her work.

“The lookbooks were all so professional it actually gave me goosebumps,” said Atkinson.

“It was a really tough decision. I was looking for students that really understood the trend, alongside strong designs and fabric knowledge, as well as inspirational mood imagery to tell the story.”