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Norwich wins at Graduate Fashion Week 2024

Congratulations to Norwich University of the Arts students Zara Tuck and Lillie Westgate for their awards at Graduate Fashion Week 2024 which took place at Truman Brewery, London.

Norwich University of the Arts stand at Graduate Fashion Week

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Zara Tuck won The Terry Mansfield Fashion Publication Award for her project, Once Girls. Zara Tuck said:

“For my final project, I created Once Girls magazine to provide comfort to young girls aged 13-17 and help them to navigate their most formative years. I noticed a decline in teen culture in recent years; often, media is created about teenage girls, but not for them. I especially felt that young girls are heavily underserved by fashion publications and I wanted to change this. The publication is created for Gen-Z, by Gen-Z: this deliberate approach was chosen to ensure each piece of content resonates authentically with the target audience. Through collaborating with diverse Gen-Z creatives, Once Girls provides an array of perspectives on the topic of girlhood.”

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Lillie Westgate won the Norwich University of the Arts Fashion Presentation and her collection went onto exhibit in the Best of Graduate Fashion Week 2024. Lillie Westgate said:

“The Shoe Makers is a graduate collection centred around the rich trade and shoe making history within Norfolk and Norwich. The collection is heavily inspired by traditional, minimalistic workwear mixed with the use of durable and timeless fabrics. The story portrayed through the collection imagines what a working family would have worn when making a living in shoe factories in the early to mid 1900s, intertwining classic silhouettes with a natural modernistic design aesthetic to tie the past and present together. The collection holds nostalgic tones, reminiscing upon the never forgotten history of our fine city, Norwich.”

Graduate Fashion Week 2024

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The motherhood shoot was inspired by renaissance portrayals of the biblical figure Mary (the mother of Jesus). (‘The Sistine Madonna’ by Raphael being the biggest influence). The images show a mother and her child outlined with Greek biblical text quoting (Luke 1:42) ‘…Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.’ The Mother figure is an allegory for mothers who in this context symbolise ‘the beginning of life’. Renaissance art often romanticises relational characters, so I conceptualised the mother and child to replicate Raphael’s ‘The Sistine Madonna’ and other classic portrayals of the biblical figure in a renaissance-esque editorial style. Creative director, stylist, set designer – Noreen M H Photographer – Eleanor Bartltop Assistant – Samuel Ogunleye Makeup Artist – Mariogona Selimi Models – Noreen M H & Aletheia R H

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