BA (Hons) Fashion Design students, Gemma Wadsworth and Nasrin Moln are no strangers to success, as up and coming British designers, they seem to be taking the fashion world by storm with their innovative designs that celebrate, excite and inspire.
Over the last few years these young designers have gone from strength to strength, producing work that has been showcased at a series of venues, including galleries and catwalks around the country.
Gemma and Nasrin unveiled their collections at the first-ever Yorkshire Fashion Week. Huddersfield’s Galpharm Stadium, provided the focal point for Yorkshire's young designers to showcase their work and put the county on to the international fashion map. Gemma explained: “We were selected to show at the Galpharm Stadium because our collections are based on sport and street wear.”
When asked how Gemma felt to be selected, she replied: “It’s good news… It’s brilliant. I feel very proud as it is a big achievement.”
Nasrin added: “Whether we display our work in a Yorkshire town like Huddersfield or a big city like London, it’s a great opportunity to raise our profiles and promote our collections.”
The young designers were also selected earlier this year to show their collections at Graduate Fashion Week ‘09, London, Earls Court. Over the years Graduate Fashion Week has launched the careers of many brilliant British designers such as: Stella McCartney, Julian MacDonald, Antonio Baradi, Owen Gaster, Christopher Bailey, and Hussein Cha-layan. Gemma and Nasrin look set to follow in the footsteps of these amazing design talents.
Gemma’s final collection, 'Souled Out’ was recently photographed, by talented BA (Hons) Photography student, Sarah Midgley. Earlier this year, Sarah was invited to hold a Sports Photography Exhibition featuring Gemma’s work at Bradford College’s Trinity Green Campus.
Angela Loftus, BA Hons Fashion Course Tutor, commenting on the girls’ success said: “Gemma and Nasrin were selected to represent Bradford College as their sports/ street wear collections worked really well. They’ve both worked incredibly hard and have come on a long way since they first began. I’m really pleased at what they’ve achieved.”
Angela continued: “Not only are the girls creative, they’re commercial thinkers and very well organised. They’ve taken on additional events to showcase their collections, which has meant a lot of extra pressure, but they’ve handled it extremely well. This foundation has given them a good all round view of the fashion industry.” Angela added: “I'm confident they will continue to make their mark on the fashion world – with promising futures ahead!”
Building on the success of the last few years, the girls have also exhibited their work at the Bradford School of Arts & Media’s Summer Fashion Show, which has showcased the work of some of Bradford’s most talented young designers to emerge from the School.
The ingenuity of these innovative designers’ creative minds has given these rising stars a platform to showcase their work – fashioning the future for the next generation of talent.