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UNIVERSITY students from across the East Midlands will be showcasing some of their designs at intu Victoria Centre next week (April 24 – 29) ahead of this year’s FASHANNE awards (June 22) in Nottingham.

Founded by BBC TV presenter Anne Davies, FASHANNE is a fashion award ceremony for third year students from six East Midlands-based universities. The event will see students put their styling and design skills to the test while being judged by style icons including Gok Wan.

To celebrate the event, six mannequins dressed in six unique designs will be based at intu Victoria Centre’s Clocktower dining area next week. The display will also aim to celebrate intu’s own spring/summer campaign which has seen the centre transformed with a look book and suspended mannequins.

Nigel said: “We are so excited to be welcoming the FASHANNE mannequins into the centre which will not only showcase local student’s talents but also prove a great attraction for our fashion-forward shoppers.”

As part of the installation at intu Victoria Centre, Anne Davies will be visiting the centre (24 April) from 10.30 to 11.30 am to inform local people about the awards and promote the student’s designs.

Anne said: “Come and join us at intu Victoria Centre next week – see some of the student’s work on amazing mannequin and find out more about FASHANNE and how to book your special price early bird tickets.

“Tatler likened us to Dior at Blenheim and this year it might just be Gucci at Westminster Abbey as Fashanne 2017, the East Midlands Student Fashion Awards takes place at Nottingham’s beautiful St Mary’s Church.  With Gok Wan joining us this year, it is set to be a fabulous evening – full of glamour and fun as we celebrate the amazing talent produced here in the East Midlands.”

Nottingham’s fashionistas are being encouraged to buy tickets for the awards online at to be in with a chance of winning stylish prizes. The awards ceremony take place at St Mary’s Church in the city’s Creative Quarter.


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