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Fashion tickets up for grabs

Tickets for the Edinburgh College of Art Fashion Show are now on sale.

For three days in April the University's McEwan Hall will provide the backdrop for a series of spectacular runway shows, showcasing cutting-edge creations from Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) students in their final year.

The show is one of the capital’s leading style events, giving audiences the chance to catch a glimpse some of Scotland’s most talented new designers.

Edinburgh College of Art Fashion Show

The Fashion Show takes place at 6.30pm and 8.30pm on 23, 24 and 25 April 2014.

Wednesday 23 April 2014, 12.00am

Friday 25 April 2014, 12.00am

McEwan Hall, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG

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This year the show will have its own Twitter hashtag:

More information on the students and their collections will be added to the official website in coming weeks.

Awards ceremony

The 8.30pm show on Friday will be followed by an awards ceremony hosted by Professor Dorothy Miell, Head of the College of Humanities and Social Science.

The awards will celebrate some of the outstanding work students have produced throughout the year.

Dramatic performances

Six multi-media shows will be held between 23 and 25 April.

Each dramatic performance will feature outfits created by students studying fashion, performance costume and textiles.

Video

See highlights of previous ECA Fashion Shows in this short video.

Imaginative designs

The event will showcase a diverse range of designs. Fashion students have drawn inspiration from maps of the night sky, women’s roles in horror films and coping with shyness in society.

Costume students have recreated outfits from a number of literary classics, including Shakespeare’s Othello, Salome by Oscar Wilde and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

Other students have used their designs to reach out to the wider community.

One student’s work aims to raise awareness of epilepsy, while another has been inspired by the lifestyle of Edinburgh residents.

We are looking forward to showcasing the exceptional range of work designed and produced by this year’s graduating cohort. After last year’s roaring successes in Edinburgh and at Graduate Fashion Week in London, staff and students have high expectations that this will be our best show yet.

Robert GillanFashion Show Director and Director of Externality at Edinburgh College of Art

Platform for success

The fashion department is unique in being the only one in Scotland to show on the catwalk at the annual Graduate Fashion Week in London.

Last year graduate year student Lauren Smith was awarded one of the world¹s top awards for fashion graduates at London Fashion Week, the GFW George Gold Award for best collection.

ECA also scooped the Menswear Award in London when fashion student Shauni Douglas and jewellery student Olivia Creber triumphed with their collaboration.

Underpinned by the leading Diversity Network with All Walks Beyond the Catwalk, fashion students are creating intelligent design solutions for a global market, recognising the need for design that celebrates a wide spectrum of beauty and body image.

Our students continue to be employed by leading design brands as well as being highly influential in all aspects of the industry.

Creative careers

Performance costume graduates are now successfully working in film, TV and stage shows across the world.

Last years' graduate successes include Olivia Hulme working on Outlander, a new TV series for Sony Pictures and upcoming film, Fury starring Brad Pitt.

Sarah McGovern has also worked on HBO's television series Game of Thrones and Beakers House for the BBC.

Graduate Anna Robbins is now working as the Costume Designer for the critically acclaimed Downton Abbey.

Other students are working for The Royal Opera House, ITV, legendary pictures such as Dracula Untold and designing costumes for popular band Bombay Bicycle Club’s music videos.

Photographs by Laurence Winram and Nadia Gabriel (www.nadiagabriel.com).