Local designers showcased in Fashion Tour

Local and student designers exhibited their outfits alongside A/W high street pieces 

Several pieces on display from the Claire Andrew A/W collection. Photo: Claire Andrew

The 2011 Fashion Tour, associated with the British Fashion Council, gave up-and-coming local designers the chance to display their work to members of the public at St. David’s shopping centre last week.

Claire Andrew, a recent graduate in Fashion Design from the University of Wales, has just launched her self-titled label. Pieces from her A/W collection were on display throughout the week, whilst current fashion students from the University of Glamorgan showcased their work on the Friday.

Although London may be viewed as the fashion capital of Britain, it seems Welsh students are keen to keep things local. Claire said, “I’d ideally love to set up locally” before expanding to other cities.