UCA at Malta Fashion Week 2012
Photography and fashion students from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) at Rochester recently showcased their work at Malta Fashion Week.
Students from BA (Hons) Fashion Design and BA (Hons) Fashion Atelier were invited to show their work during the event's star-studded Gala Night, while BA (Hons) Photography (Contemporary Practice) students featured in a striking outdoor exhibition.
On the catwalk, Britain's Next Top Model winner Tiffany Pisani, who is a major star in her native Malta, chose to wear a flowing dress by UCA graduate Lyudmila Lane which drew a standing ovation from the fashion crowd.
The collections were featured in the national Maltese press and Vogue Italia, while the national TV News, Fashion TV and lifestyle show Venere also followed UCA's activities on the island because of it's unique position as the only academic institution taking part in the event.
BA (Hons) Photography students and lecturers, Simon Pruciak, Dominika Staczyk, Eeva Rinne, Siru Kivist, Trevor Wilson, Tine Brun and Vladimir Shilin, showed their work as part of an exhibition of 40 giant prints in the stunning setting of St George's Square which was illuminated until midnight every night.
UCA lecturers also held workshops during the week, which ranged from Photography to Fashion Design and Textiles, and were well attended by those visiting the show.
Adrian Mizzi, Creative Director of Malta Fashion Week, said: "It was great to have UCA form part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Malta and Fashion Awards again this year.
"The work of the UCA students - both the fashion photographers who exhibited their work outside and the designers who showed collections on the catwalk - was very well received and certainly a good inspiration for all concerned. We look forward to more collaboration in future."
UCA fashion tutor and trip organiser, Clive Allen, said: 'Malta Fashion Week has been a great experience. Being the only learning facility to take part in a major event, such as Malta Fashion Week, offers an amazing opportunity for our students because their work can be seen by an international audience.
"They should all be very proud to have their work shown at such big fashion event and it's proof that the hard work they put in during their degree has really paid off."
UCA's lecturers have also been invited back to Malta to carry out extra workshops over summer 2012 in Photography, Fashion Design and Textiles.
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