Paloma Faith has graced the front cover of her latest single wearing designs by De Montfort University (DMU) Contour Fashion graduate Nichole de Carle.


The beautiful silk Opal Dressing Gown and matching High Waisted Knicker in Raspberry Diva Nude were worn by the British pop star on the artwork for her new single “Only Love Can Hurt Like This”.

This is the third time the singer has worn designs by Nichole’s lingerie company Nichole de Carle London, having previously worn creations on the front cover of her album “Fall to Grace” and in the video for her single “Can’t Rely on You”.

Paloma is one of many celebrities who admire Nichole’s designs. Earlier this year global superstar Beyoncé opened the Grammys with her hit single “Drunk in Love” wearing a black Onyx Tuxedo from the graduate’s latest collection. Pictures of her amazing performance appeared in publications around the world.

Fellow British pop star Jessie J also wore an Onyx Tuxedo when she performed last year at BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park.

Nichole launched her career within the luxury lingerie market after graduating with a first class honours from DMU’s world-renowned Contour Fashion course in 2005. She specialised in body contour and fit, within lingerie, swimwear, corsetry and bridal wear – skills that later secured her positions at Alexander McQueen, Donna Karan and Pleasure State.

Spurred on by McQueen’s creativity and enthusiasm for high-end design, it was her time spent at his design house that ultimately motivated her to launch her own label in 2008. Since then her designs have won her international acclaim and a host of celebrity fans.

Graduates from DMU’s School of Fashion and Textiles<> have great success in their fields and gone on to work for some of the biggest names in the world, including Abercrombie & Fitch, H&M and leading lingerie manufacturer Clover Group International Limited – supplier to some of the biggest names in the industry, including Victoria’s Secret. Fashion Design graduate Katie Eary also recently launched her collection with high street giant River Island.

Final year students from Fashion Design and Contour Fashion will be showcasing their designs at this year’s Graduate Fashion Week<>| at London’s Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane.

Contour Fashion’s catwalk show is on Sunday 1 June at 6:30pm and Fashion Design’s is Monday 2 June at 5pm. For more information visit<>