Fashion students to be judged by supermodel


Fashion graduates from Somerset College will get a taste of their future as they mix with top supermodels at their show in London Graduate Fashion Week on Monday 9 June.

Supermodel Claudia Schiffer will be a guest judge on the judging panel at this year's Gala Show at London Graduate Fashion Week, heightening the sense of glitz and glamour to the event.

Twenty selected Textiles and Fashion graduates from Somerset College will display their collections at the show in London in front of the world's top designers.

They will attempt to beat more than 1,000 students to the £20,000 top prize. For many it is the chance to display their collections in front of the fashion world that is their prize.

Emma Hossington, who studies BA (Hons) Fashion and recently had her design worn by Pixie Geldoff featured on the front page of the Observer magazine, said: ‘London Graduate Fashion Week is a massive opportunity for us to show our collections in front of the international fashion industry, especially as it is being judged by leaders from the industry.

‘We have all worked really hard to get this far. This is the prime opportunity we will get to show our collections in front of the international industry. It will be a launch pad for our careers.'

This is the eighth year that Somerset College have been selected to have their own show at the highly competitive London Graduate Fashion Week.

Gary Mills, Fashion Lecturer at Somerset College, said: ‘Although we are only a small college, we are proud to have our own show on the main catwalk with other major fashion institutions including London College of Fashion, Manchester Metropolitan and Northumbria universities.

‘Year on year the students' work looks fabulous on the main catwalk, and last year we won the visionary knitwear award in the Gala Show, which is one of the major awards. This year's students are just as talented. As young designers they will display their garments in front of the fashion world with great success. It is their launchpad into their graduate careers.'

Somerset College's show at London Graduate Fashion Week takes place on Monday 9 June at 2:30 at Earls Court 2 in London. For more information visit