A TALENTED young designer showed she was a laser cut above the rest after her leather creations earned her a prestigious award.
Cleveland College of Art and Design student Eleanor Moore’s success story continued with a vengeance after being presented with the Psyche Award by the Middlesbrough boutique.
The 18-year-old, of Guisborough, was already on a high after becoming one of just 45 students from 1,500 applicants to secure a place at the world-renowned Westminster University in London.
Eleanor took her inspiration from Moroccan culture often seen on lamps and tiles but transferring it to leather using a laser cutter.
“Laser cutting is meant to becoming into season and is starting to become popular,” she said. “I wanted the top, trousers and dress to be sophisticated with a twist and they can be dressed up or down. I was amazed to win as I thought the competition was very high.”
Extended diploma in fashion entries were judged by Psyche marketing manager Paolo Capaldi and CCAD’s head of further education Margaret Mineham, who was awarded an MBE in 2010 for services to education.
He said: “There were some very strong menswear entries but Eleanor’s laser cutting really caught my eye for being so versatile.”
Eleanor added: “I can’t wait to see it displayed in Psyche’s window – I’ll be getting all my friends and family to go down for a look.
“I have always loved fashion and knew I wanted to go to CCAD which has such a great reputation for its teaching and creativity.
“Because of the grounding I have received there I have been able to get into Westminster University to study fashion buying management, which I am really looking forward to. I would love one day to be a buyer and travel the world looking at fashion.”
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