Gallery: 19 Pieces of Students’ Work Featured at Top Model Event

Our Fashion and Textiles students have been involved with this year’s Top Model event in London

The students’ garments were modeled on the Natural Beauty Runway at the event, where the College has played a regular role in recent years.

The young designers also helped organise the event behind the scenes, and dress the models.

The Top Model show, held at the London Hilton Metropole Hotel in the Edgware Road last week, was celebrating the brand’s tenth anniversary.

FCOT’s students were delighted to be asked to open the show with their creations being shown off by models competing to become ‘Top Models’.

The college’s association with the prestigious Top Model franchise has been the result of a longstanding relationship with Fashion International and Top Model Operations Manager Geoff Cox.

Fashion Lecturer Sam Jones said:

“Geoff has been incredibly supportive of the college. He attended the students’ last fashion show and was so impressed, he asked if some of the garments could be put on the catwalk for this event.”

Sam added: “We are so thrilled that Geoff recognises our students’ talent and that they will get some incredible exposure from this opportunity.”


The students were also there to work backstage – preparing garments, dress models and liaise with designers on the catwalk running order.

Sam said: “It’s always an intense experience being at such a prestigious and high profile event but the students did us proud. All the designers were so impressed with their creativity and professionalism.

“It’s also such a terrific opportunity for our students to mingle with the top names in the Fashion industry and for their creations to get worldwide exposure through social media.”

The College also has close links with top designers including Omar Mansoor, Lenie Boya and Louise Rose. Louise, who designs fifties-style clothing, has also set FCOT’s students a dress designing challenge so will soon be visiting the college to judge the winner.

Sam added: “Fashion is such an exciting and dynamic industry and careers in fashion range from designers to pattern cutters, stylists and buyers.”

Students’ Garments on the Catwalk

Our Fashion and Textiles students took centre stage at this year’s event – check out 19 of their creations below!



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