A new collection of bridal lingerie, created by a De Montfort University (DMU) graduate, has gone on sale with lingerie giant Triumph.
The limited-edition “Ecliptic Renewal” range − featuring a lace bra, thong and suspender belt − was created by Sian Whitefoot after she was named Lingerie Designer of the Year at the Triumph Inspiration Awards 2012.
Whilst still a student on DMU’s world-renowned Contour Fashion course, Whitefoot beat 20 other students to win the UK final of the competition, before heading to Shanghai and competing against 37 other countries to win the international final and the coveted title.
As part of the prize, she travelled to Munich to commercially develop her embellished lace bodysuit, bra and knicker set with Triumph’s design team. She also won €15,000 in prize money.
Her range is now on sale on Triumph’s website and in flagship stores in Stratford and Bluewater shopping centre in Kent.
Whitefoot also worked with the company last year to customise a garment for display at London Fashion Week, before going on to showcase her work at Graduate Fashion Week.
“My whole experience with Triumph has been amazing. From the initial stage in London, travelling to Shanghai, working with the design team in Munich and finally seeing my product in store,” said Whitefoot.
“The whole experience provided me with a great insight in to the industry and I will be forever grateful for Triumph for such an amazing opportunity. Thinking that my original design came to life in my student living room and it is now being sold worldwide is truly amazing.”
Whitefoot graduated from DMU last year and now works as a designer for lingerie company Ace Style Intimate Apparel.
She recently showcased designs at the famous St Andrews Charity Fashion Show, the event that Prince William reportedly fell for his wife after she modelled a see-through dress on the catwalk.