A student from De Montfort University in Leicester has won the Triumph Inspiration Award for her corset design, entitled ‘Liberation’. Emma Walters, 21, was commended for her design, which encorporated the theme ‘125 years of Celebrating Women’. She will now go to the global final in Germany against 36 oter students from around the world.
Triumph International, a lingerie and shapewear brand, have run the competition for the past four years and invite students from top fashion contour courses to enter. Emma, currently studying fashion and contour at De Montfort related her design to the struggles that Victorian women overcame. “The model walks on to the catwalk in a traditional style corset representing how Victorian women used to be constricted in every aspect of their life. The corset then opens from a heart locket shape to form the silhouette of an angel that commemorates women’s fight to overcome all their restrictions and achieve freedom and equality over the past 125 years. Underneath the corset a body piece is revealed that celebrates the modern woman of today,” she said.
Her design was judged by presenter Jameela Jamil, Grazia magazine’s Angela Buttolph, stylist Charlotte Stockdale, German design duo Felder Felder and Triumph’s UK product Manager, Jane Fenlon-Smith.
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