Now in its 60th year, Northumbria University's BA(Hons) Fashion programme is renowned for the calibre of it's business ready graduates with 97% of last year's students in full time employment within six months of graduating.
Taken from the Issue #5 of NE Love:
Graduates from Northumbria go on to exciting careers internationally, working for global fashion brands including Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Joseph, Chloe, Old Navy, Abercrombie & Fitch and Givenchy. No surprises there then, I was blown away by some of of the talend we had the opportunity to see at the 2015.
Being resourceful appears to have became an important trait in the world of fashion. Final year student Annie McKie created her menswear collection from a tent she bought on Ebay for £20. She has been selected to feature in a special spring edition of Vogue alongside fellow student Victoria Barwood from Barnard Castle.
Victoria, also selected for the feature in Vogue, has produced a collection inspired by italian film Fecerico Fellini with themes of Catholicism and the circus throughout, we loved it.
One of my stand out memories though will be of Whitley Bay born Billie Toole’s Menswear collection (pictured) ‘The Gentleman Crook’ takes inspiration from 40s America with a focus on pattern cutting with knitwear. Billie says: “It’s a stressful but exciting time, none of us had seen our full collection together until the night of the catwalk so its nail biting but it should be a special moment when it all comes together” a special moment when it all comes together? We couldn’t agree with you more Billie!