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Student designs competition-winning Dress for Britain’s Got Talent judge

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A little black dress designed by BA (Hons) Fashion student Yan Ting Kwok won a Graduate Fashion Week competition to create a red carpet gown for TV star Alesha Dixon. The Britain’s Got Talent judge will wear Yan’s striking design at a TV or gala event in the near future. Competition entrants were asked to demonstrate a range of skills: from the initial creative design to technical specifications, pattern-cutting and marketing plans. Yan’s design was selected by Miss Dixon, Hello Fashion Monthly’s editor-at-large Hilary Alexander OBE, and Mark Evans, CEO of Little Black Dress.

“It was a dream come true and hearing my name announced by Alesha Dixon as the winner was truly amazing,” Yan said. Miss Dixon added: “We were blown away by the standard of entries to the competition and we made our final selection [of Yan’s dress] based on the outstanding level of flair, skill and commitment shown.”

Sue Chowles, Course Leader for BA Fashion, said Yan’s design captured “Alesha’s personal style in a truly couture creation”.