De Montfort University's Heritage Centre has been transformed to showcase student work from the past 70 years.
Just 2 to 3% of Contour Fashion graduates go on to set up their own businesses after leaving university.
Proctor delves into the history of the Contour Fashion course as it celebrates its 70th anniversary.
Gillian Proctor inspires and supports the next generation of lingerie designers.
Final year students will present their collections on the runway.
Students were challenged to invent new uses for the fabric maker.
Students based their own designs on the Symington Corsetry Collection.
The panel will judge the awards ahead of the ceremony in December.
DMU student heads to Salon International de la Lingerie in January.
LI brings you behind-the scenes images from the 2011 ceremony.