Sunderland students launch fashion website

Fashion North launch - catwalk
Fashion North launch - catwalk
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STYLISH students are hoping to take the fashion world by storm with the help of a new website.

Fashion North, the first fashion journalism website from Sunderland University, was launched this week at Bonded Warehouse in the city’s Low Street.

It is one of three new media outlets from the university, alongside arts and culture website, Northern Lights, and news site SR News.

It aims to give talented students the opportunity to display their work and showcase the North East’s sense of style to the world.

Fashion journalism programme leader at Sunderland University, Julie Bradford, said she has been impressed by the dedicated team of volunteers’ efforts in getting the project off the ground.

She said: “We have wanted to do this for a while and we thought they did a great job launching it with style.

“They have worked really hard and we are proud of them.

“We are now hoping to become a real hub of fashion for the North East.” The project, which has been in development since the summer, has contributors from first year to masters level, while a team of 10 third year students run Fashion North.

At the launch on Wednesday, the team gave a presentation before student models strutted their stuff during a catwalk show. Wearside band Cohesion played at the event.

Sunderland University graduate and intern Jennifer Tomlin is media hub director of the project, alongside fellow graduate Adam Clery.

She said: “It is a great project to work on and gives the students a real platform for their work. I think seeing how well the launch went has given them some confidence.

“Hopefully, now we can really build the website up and put on more events.”