UCLan students unveiled their design collections at a Fashion Showcase this week.

UCLan’s fashion design showcase returns to Preston featuring a special performance from Naked Beach's Jsky

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) cutting-edge fashion show finally returned to the catwalk this week after three years due to the pandemic.

By Aimee Seddon
Friday, 17th June 2022, 12:30 pm

The popular UCLan Fashion Showcase was held on the university’s Preston Campus on Wednesday night.

It featured 11 unique collections created by final year fashion design students, which were modelled by Manchester based Boss models.

Singer, songwriter, fashionista and host of Channel 4’s hit body positivity show Naked Beach, Jsky, also opened this year’s show with a live performance.

Senior Fashion Lecturer Chris Molloy said: “We are absolutely delighted to bring this prestigious event back to Preston as nothing beats seeing the collections on a catwalk.

“We have really missed this event in our calendar and the students have worked incredibly hard to produce these professional, highly personal collections ready to showcase to the public.”

One featured student, Kirsten Torkoniak, who embraced sustainable practices with her designs added: “I am proud of the way my original designs have had very little changes throughout the process and we were always able to find a way to create the look I wanted. The final year had so many challenges and involved a lot of late nights and hard work but I had the best time seeing my designs come to life.”

For the first time, the showcase also featured work from first and second year fashion design students, along with a short film reflecting on the breadth and depth of skills across the university’s fashion courses, highlighting diverse projects created by fashion promotion with marketing, fashion design and textile student

See the 11 showcases, as well as other snaps from the fun night below:

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