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Life of Pi fashion design wins award

on Thursday,March 03,2011 21:03

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A collection of clothing inspired by the renowned novel Life of Pi has recently won the Fashion Awareness Direct (FAD) Award at Nottingham Trent University in Britain, according to CreativeBoom.uk. The contest itself had a fantastical theme that inspired hundreds of different contestants. The winning garments mostly featured distinctive animal prints and unique details to add contrast to their shape.

The designer, student Milly Jackson, was chosen as the winner by a unanimous decision of the jury. She won 2,000 pounds and her designs will be placed with clothing store Whistles. The CEO of the company described the college show as "the most exciting she had seen all week."

Another student, Annie Vallis, won the runner-up prize of 1,000 pounds and her work was placed with Jaeger Menswear.

"This is a really excellent achievement for both Milly and Annie, as well as the university," fashion design course leader Gilly Staples told the news source. "Our congratulations go to Milly for taking first prize, despite the extremely stiff competition. She had worked so tirelessly to produce a stunning selection of work."

The FAD initiative is meant to teach young designers how to operate in the industry and also enables charitable efforts so that individuals can give back to the community through their designs, according to FAD.org.
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