London catwalk showcase for Leeds student’s designs

DESIGN: Phoebe Moule's shows her collection, 'Gold Up North' , at a fashion show in London's Covent Garden last week.
DESIGN: Phoebe Moule's shows her collection, 'Gold Up North' , at a fashion show in London's Covent Garden last week.
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A student from Leeds has showcased her underwear designs at a London catwalk show in front of industry professionals.

Phoebe Moule, from Yeadon, is a final year Contour Fashion student at De Montfort University in Leicester, and exhibited her collection, ‘Gold Up North’, at the Freemasons’ Hall in Covent Garden.

Speaking about the catwalk show, the 21-year-old said: “It felt amazing seeing my collection on the catwalk, and I can’t believe it’s over after working on it for so long.

“My family were there and they were very proud, they’ve been such a huge support to me over the last three years, which have been stressful.”

Miss Moule is no stranger to success; she was a finalist for the Boux Avenue award at Graduate Fashion Week, had her designs featured in Underlines Magazine in February, and wowed fashion giant ASOS with a concept for glow-in-the-dark bridal lingerie.

She says her line was inspired in part by a trip to New York in January, adding that she was “in awe of the glitz and glamour of the city and its skyline”, and by poring over the Vogue archives available to her at university.

For this collection, which she has been working on since January, she created her own black glittery fabric using a screen printing technique to create her “experimental” designs.

She has been interested in fashion from a young age, saying: “Since I helped out on photoshoots when I was 14, I knew that fashion and lingerie was the path for me.”

After graduation, she hopes to work in the fashion world as a lingerie designer - and dreams of owning her own brand one day.

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