Student Fashion News : University of Westminster graduate chosen by Harrods

A graduate from London’s University of Westminster has had her design chosen by Harrods for a limited edition charity bag designed to make money for Great Ormond Streeet Hospital, Young Academic can reveal. The stylish accessory will now go on sale at the world famous store and put Jessica Madden, well and truly on the fashion map.

Jessica graduated with a BA (Honours) in Fashion Design from the University of Westminster in June 2010. Andrew Groves, course director of the degree says; “Everyone at Westminster is very proud of Jessica and the waves she is making in the fashion world so early on in her career. Jessica’s design highlights her high level of creativity which was evident throughout her three years at Westminster.”

The BA Fashion Degree from the University of Westminster is ranked second in the UK and ninth worldwide by online fashion industry bible Andrew Groves continues; “The BA Fashion Degree prides itself on its strong links to the international fashion industry with students gaining realistic experiences of life in this fast paced and challenging world. When awards come from such prestigious organisations and people in the industry that clearly know what they are talking about, like, it means so much more.”

Other notable graduates from the University of Westminster’s fashion courses include Vivienne Westwood, Christopher Baily (Burberry), Michael Herz (Aquascutum) and Stuart Vevers (Loewe).

Charles Whitworth is the Editor of the Young Academic publications.

Graduating from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 2008, Charles learned his trade in newsrooms such as IPC Media and Sky.

He has now developed as a top sports, music and current affairs journalist and has been printed in a range of publications including The Guardian. His interests include Cricket, Football, Rugby, Music and Current Affairs.

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