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Georgia Wright pictured on the concourse at Openshaw Campus

Frankfurt Style Awards finalist heading for the German catwalk

HND Fashion and Textiles student Georgia Wright has been shortlisted from 380 applicants worldwide to represent The Manchester College at the Frankfurt Style Awards in Frankfurt.

The Awards have been celebrating the best fashion design students from around the world for the last 10 years. As one of the most established global student fashion contests, the awards recognise talent and offer students a springboard into the fashion world.

As one of the 60 finalists, Georgia has been busy putting the finishing touches to her design and getting ready for the competition.

“I always wanted to do textiles,” she said. “I enjoyed doing the fashion units on my course last year and really want to work in the industry.

“The theme for the awards is ‘Modern Reality’ so the materials I’ve chosen to work with are sustainable. I’ve been experimenting over the summer with white waterproof fabric, stitching the netting from fruit packaging over the top of it to create a quilted effect.

“I’m really interested in the small details and embellishments on clothes, so my design focusses on the small details. I’m looking forward to seeing it on the catwalk in November.”

Commenting on her achievement, Georgia’s course tutor Deborah Smailes said: “We’re really proud that Georgia's design has been selected from over 380 applicants. We wish her the best of British luck.”

Georgia will be travelling to Frankfurt in November for the awards ceremony and to see her design in the catwalk show finale. As a finalist, she will also have the opportunity to include her work in the tour after the show, taking it to Berlin and the USA.