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Fashionable dreams for Cuddington student
A FASHION student from Cuddington is gearing up to showcase her latest collection at Graduate Fashion Week.
Charlotte Waters, pictured, of Sandown Crescent, will display her final project at the prestigious show this summer and hopes it will open up doors to the fashion industry.
“I worked for Roksanda Ilincic in London last summer which was an incredible experience and I plan on securing some more high end experience following my graduation,” said the Salford University student.
“Then I’m hoping to start my own brand.”
The 25-year-old, who works part time at Blakemere Craft Centre, has had a love of art since she was a child, spending the majority of her school life at Sandbach High and Sir John Deane’s College in the art studios.
“I was determined I wanted to be an artist,” said Charlotte.
After 18 months in Edinburgh studying fine art, Charlotte returned to Cuddington, taking up a second year place at Salford University.
“I was over the moon when they offered me a place,” said Charlotte, who takes inspiration from post Soviet Russia for her latest collection.
“My father worked in Russia for many years when I was a little girl.
“It’s a country and a culture that has always fascinated me.”
Her collection has a particular focus on outerwear, with exaggerated silhouettes and hand printed textiles featuring heavily in her designs.
But if Charlotte is to make her work as vivid as possible, she needs kind donations.
“I need £3,000 for fabrics, materials, textile printing services and portfolio production,” explained Charlotte.
“I’ve raised around a third so far through fundraising but I’m currently seeking any sponsors who can support me in any way, whether it be through donations of materials or services.
“I can offer recognition in my portfolio, a listing in the brochure at both Graduate Fashion Week in London, and the Salford fashion show at Media City.”
If you would like to sponsor Charlotte, email her at email@example.com or call her on 07706192727.