LAURA MAY is making her debut at London Fashion Week.
She is one of just 14 students in the UK chosen to preview her work on the catwalk at the prestigious fashion week.
Her success is all the more remarkable, as Laura is still a first year student at Huddersfield University.
The creative student will showcase her collection at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout in London next month.
The event is part of London Fashion Week and her designs will be previewed alongside famous fashion designers such as Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood throughout the week.
Laura is one of 14 lucky students to be given the chance to unveil their designs as part of the 2009 FAD Competition, a project which provides a link between education and the fashion industry.
Laura’s designs will be judged by Dolly Jones, the editor of Vogue.com and leading fashion scout Martyn Roberts, .
The Huddersfield student beat off hopefuls from 24 UK universities to be named as one of 14 who will debut their collections.
Laura, originally from Hull, was selected as a finalist after her feminine, Grecian designs impressed the panel of industry insiders.
She hopes her designs will secure a route into the fashion industry, with a prize of a placement at a top design house up for grabs to the winner.
If she wins, Laura will also walk away with £2000 to help fulfil her ambition of being a professional fashion designer once she graduates.
Laura is a first year student on the BA (Hons) fashion, manufacture marketing and promotion course at Huddersfield University.
Last year she was one of three students who competed in the final of a national fashion competition.
She was selected by the Worldskills – Made to Measure Design and Make competition to travel to compete for a place on the UK team of an international fashion competition.
She had to develop and produce clothes which were influenced by the 60s British Mod trend.
Laura’s designs were judged by a panel of industry professions and she was given a place in the final.