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Fashion and Millinery Exhibition

Meet The UK’s Next Generation Of Fashion Designers And Milliners

Kensington and Chelsea College is staging a fashion and millinery exhibition showcasing cutting-edge designs by the UK’s next generation of talented designers.

The 10-day exhibition called ‘the collections’ profiles the work of up and coming designers on the college’s internationally renowned Fashion and Millinery courses.

Acting as a platform for emerging trends, the eagerly awaited annual show is widely regarded as THE place to be to find the industry’s next big thing and has already attracted the attention of buyers for leading department stores such as Fenwick.

The college’s Millinery Department has a high-profile reputation for excellence and has nurtured the talents of gifted milliners such as Justin Smith, Gina Foster and Sarah Cant.

Just recently two of its millinery alumni hit the headlines for their outstanding achievements – Harvy Santos took the Chelsea Flower Show by storm after his larger-than-life Van Gogh inspired hat, worn by a model at the event, caught the attention of the national press, meanwhile Keely Hunter was declared one of Selfridges ‘Bright Young Things of 2013’. The iconic London Department store and fashion mecca produces its annual list to seek out and champion the most exciting young creators in the UK.

Now the public will have an opportunity to discover designers on their doorstep thanks to ‘the collections’. The exhibition is free to attend, starts on Tuesday June 14th, and takes place at the college’s Chelsea Centre in Hortensia Road, SW10 0QS.

A special private view is also being held from 6pm on June 6th where guests can meet the talented fashion designers and milliners showcasing their work. The exhibition will also profile a range of exclusive designs for purchase, giving guests the chance to support the UK’s up and coming fashion and millinery talent whilst investing in one-off pieces.

For further information about ‘the collections’ or any KCC fashion and millinery courses please contact the college on 0207 573 5333 or visit www.kcc.ac.uk.

The college is also running a range of short courses under its Summer School programme. Courses include fashion and millinery, ranging from beginners level to more advanced. For more information visit www.kcc.ac.uk/summer.