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Young fashion designer breaks through

on Monday,September 28,2009 21:09

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Aspiring fashion designer Suzanne Airey was working as a buying assistant for the clothing brand Damart when she entered and won an internal competition to design a new thermal look for the French company''s young women line.

Her design, a thermal vest ordained with lace trim and a demountable corsage, will be made available in Damart''s 2009 Christmas catalogue and in stores across the U.K. and France.

The 25-year-old recipient of a National diploma for fashion design in the U.K., Airey is elated at her victory and highly optimistic for her future as a designer.

"This is a real Boost not only for me but for my career," she tells the Westmorland Gazette. "Fingers crossed, one day people will be able to buy more of my designs."

John Bottomley, Marketing director for Damart is also optimistic that Airey''s designs could "be a real hit this season."

The Bureua of Labor statistics declares that design firms representing mass marketing items for department stores or chain retail shops typically have the best job opportunities.

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