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Fashion Department use their skills to help others

Coventry University Fashion students have been hard at work, but not just for the course. Since October, students from all three years have been working on a project for a local charity, Coventry Cyrenians.

The project in hand was to transform counterfeit labelled clothes into a new brand to be sold at a shop, Refreshed Fashion, which is run by the charity. Normally, counterfeit goods in the UK are destroyed in order to protect the brands. However, in this instance the University managed to get their hands on some.

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Coventry students have designs on top fashion accolade

Five out of the 10 finalists for a prestigious fashion award at Birmingham NEC’s 2011Clothes Show Live event (2-7 Dec) are students from Coventry University. This makes it the fifth consecutive year that at least one undergraduate from the University’sFashion BA (Hons) degree course has reached the final.

The five students – 2nd year Katie Collins (20) and 3rd year Rachel Garrison (26) from Coventry; 3rd year Amber Davies (21) from Leamington Spa; 3rd year Aimee Law (20) from Essex and 2nd year Andreea Fertigan (20) from Romania – have each earned the chance to win the 2011 Clothes Show Live ‘Young Designer of the Year’ award, which aims to seek out the best fledgling talent on the fashion scene and help launch their career in this highly competitive industry.

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Catwalks, Collections and Coventry University

ON THE 4th of June Coventry University will host its very first graduate fashion show and the final year design students are on a charge making preparations for the end of year show, which will be held in the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum.

There are two shows on the Thursday, a 2pm School and Colleges show, which is also open to the public, and an Evening show at 8pm for family, friends and VIP guests.

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