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Milnthorpe student to showcase fashion creations in Paris
A MILNTHORPE student is preparing to unleash her fashion creations on the world at an international exhibition in Paris.
Amber Sambrook, who is graduating from De Montfort University, Leicester, will showcase her colourful fabrics to a global audience after being selected for a scheme to nurture rising talent.
The 22-year-old is being supported by Texprint – a not-for-profit group working with the best British-trained graduates in textile design.
Each year, it selects and mentors 24 designers, guiding them into creative careers in fashion and interiors.
Designed and digitally printed work produced during Amber’s fashion fabrics and accessories degree course will be exhibited at the Indigo/ Première Vision event, which thousands of firms will attend in September.
“I'm very excited about any opportunity that will come my way as result of the profile it will bring,” said Amber, who graduated last week. “I have been given a great starting platform for my career.”
The collection, called ‘The Forecast’, is based on weather and the results of weather conditions and contains a range of large fabric designs.
In addition to her place at the Paris exhibition, Amber also picked up the Worshipful Company of Dyers Award at the univesity’s Art and Design Degree Show in June.
She hopes the exhibition will act as a platform for a dream career in the fashion industry.
“I will be carrying on making collections to sell and hopefully enhance my chance of getting a great job when I have my own stand at Indigo/Première Vision,” added Amber.
“Using digital print and various screen printing processes I was able to achieve beautiful colourful fabrics.”
The textile design show hosts 12 new designers who are able to exhibit their portfolios, meet international buyers and make industry contacts.
Jo Horton, programme leader in fashion fabrics and accessories the university, said Amber’s ‘great news’ was a first for the university.
“We are absolutely delighted, given that this is the highest level graduate print competition there is,” she added.