Photo Credit: Jake Bonham

Throughout this year’s fresher’s week, fashion students at De Montfort University were straight to work raising money for their Graduate Fashion Week.

While many students were recovering from hangovers and unpacking the rest of their things, third year Fashion Design students were working hard at the Highcross shopping centre in a ‘Pop-up shop’ surrounded by top high street shops such as Topshop, All Saints and Zara.

The students sold vintage and one-off customised clothing to shoppers for two weeks.

The team hoped to attract Leicester-shoppers into reaching into their pockets, buying anything from jumpers and jeans to shorts and shirts.

Some of the items were designed and created by the fashion students themselves.

Graduate Fashion Week plays host to hundreds of visitors and allows DMU Fashion Design students (alongside Footwear and Contour Fashion students) to exhibit the best work produced from their course.

Florence Tudgay, a third year fashion student said: “it is important for us to get to Graduate Fashion week because it will get our name out there.

“We could even get a job out of it, so we need to raise the money”

To read more, pick up a copy of the latest issue of The Demon on campus tomorrow.