St Andrews fashion show to feature DMU designs

Contour Fashion graduates from De Montfort University will showcase her lingerie designs at a catwalk show made famous by the Duchess of Cambridge.

The collections will be presented at St Andrews’ Charity Fashion Show, the same show that Kate Middleton modelled in when she was a student, and Prince William reportedly fell for his future wife.

Sian Whitefoot, who graduated last year, was approached by a student from the University of St Andrews after seeing images of her work on the catwalk at Graduate Fashion Week.

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Hannah Portner, who is one of the students organising the show, said: “As soon as I came across Sian’s collection I knew that we had to use it in our show.

“I couldn’t believe that a student had designed and made such a beautiful, intricate and mature collection. We are incredibly lucky to have her take part in the show this year.”

Whitefoot is now a designer for lingerie company Ace Style Intimate Apparel.

Commenting on the fashion show, which will take place this Saturday, Whitefoot said: “I was delighted to be asked to show my designs at the St Andrews Charity Fashion Show. I am in the company of some great designers so it’s a great honour.

“The show has gained a large amount of publicity following pictures emerging of the Duchess of Cambridge modelling in it during her time at the university so it is a great platform for me.”

Fellow Contour Fashion graduate Louise Watson is one of the five UK graduates in the final for St Andrews ‘Young Designer Award’ which aims to discover the best design talent.

Five of Watson’s designs will also be showcased at the show, before a winner is announced and receives a £1000 prize.

St Andrews is the largest student-run fashion show in the UK and has raised more than £350,000 for charity. It is covered by some of the biggest fashion publications, including Vogue.

 

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