Student set for London Fashion Week

Lucinda Roberts from UCA Rochester will show at LFW in February

A student from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) will show at London Fashion Week next month.

Lucinda Roberts, a third-year BA (Hons) Fashion Design student at UCA Rochester, has been selected to showcase her work alongside household names, such as Burberry, Vivienne Westwood and Paul Smith.

The 22-year-old will take her collection onto the catwalk at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on 19 February 2013 after making the final of FAD's (Fashion Awareness Direct) prestigious talent competition.

Lucinda, who is 22 and from Buxton, Derbyshire, said: "I'm incredibly excited about showing my work at London Fashion Week - it's a dream come true.

"It's amazing to be able to show my work at an event as big as LFW, especially while I'm still at university. It's a great opportunity for me to have my work seen by a huge audience and to network and promote myself before graduating from UCA."

Lucinda Roberts Donna Ives, UCA Fashion Design course leader, said: "We are thrilled that Lucinda is through to the final of FAD.

"She is a very talented student and produced a really strong design package for the competition and we all have our fingers crossed for her."

Described by Vogue as an 'undeniable springboard' the FAD Competition has a track record of showcasing and supporting young talent from a broad range of institutions and backgrounds.

More than 100 students submitted their designs this year but only 15 get to bring their sketches to life and show them on the catwalk in front of a panel of judges at LFW.

Lucinda said: "I took influence and inspiration from minimalist architecture, so I've used clean lines, sharp corners and cut-outs to create designs which are minimal and use simple colours and silhouettes.

One of the designs Lucinda will create for LFW "I also wanted the fabrics that I use to reflect my concept, so I opted for neoprene and leather which are hard-wearing and long-lasting."

London Fashion Week runs 15-19 February 2013.

UCA graduates Christopher Raeburn and Raffaele Ascione, as well as lecturers Marcus Wilmont and Jean-Pierre Braganza, will also be showing their latest collections during the world-famous London event.

UCA's Fashion School has produced household names including Karen Millen and Zandra Rhodes.

Two graduates recently designed for the likes of Rihanna, Kanye West Katy Perry and Cheryl Cole in Sky Living's Styled to Rock and in 2009 Myrto Stamou won the prestigious Gold Award at Graduate Fashion Week.

For more information contact:

David Reilly, Press Officer, UCA
T: 01252 892939
E: dreilly@ucreative.ac.uk

Twitter: @UCA_creative
Facebook.com/ucreativearts

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