Fi­nal touch be­hind the scenes for fash­ion­able Dun­do­nians

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Court Reports - BY AMY HALL

IT’S al­most time to don your glad rags and be amazed by the tal­ent on show at Dundee Fash­ion Week.

The fin­ish­ing touches are be­ing put in place for the cat­walk show fi­nale, which is be­ing spon­sored by the city’s Over­gate shop­ping cen­tre.

HND re­tail man­age­ment stu­dents at Dundee and An­gus Col­lege have made all the prepa­ra­tions for the show which will be held at the Caird Hall on May 13.

The 20 stu­dents have all been in­stru­men­tal in the or­gan­i­sa­tion of the event, with each tak­ing on a dif­fer­ent role.

Christy Win­ton, 19, has played a lead­ing role in en­sur­ing the de­sign­ers and re­tail­ers get ex­actly what they want from the show.

She said: “My main job in the leadup to fash­ion week has been to phone each of the ex­hibitors and con­firm if they need mod­els sup­plied and if they would like as­sis­tance with hair and make-up.

“It was pretty nerve-rack­ing at first but as I got used to talk­ing to them it be­came much eas­ier.

“Or­gan­is­ing this has en­abled me to get ex­pe­ri­ence in fash­ion man­age­ment which I have never been able to do be­fore.

“It has been a re­ally fun and ex­cit­ing ex­pe­ri­ence which will help me in my fu­ture stud­ies.

“Af­ter I have com­pleted my HND, I am hop­ing to go on and get my de­gree in fash­ion man­age­ment.”

Now that Christy has en­sured that each of the ex­hibitors has what they need for the show, she will be as­sist­ing them be­hind the scenes.

She said: “I will be act­ing as a wardrobe as­sis­tant for the ex­hibitors which means I will be help­ing to dress and style the mod­els back­stage.

“I will also be en­sur­ing the clothes are kept in good enough con­di­tion to be handed back to the re­tail­ers.

“It is re­ally im­por­tant that all the clothes we use in the show are re­turned in good con­di­tion.”

Also play­ing a ma­jor role 19-year-old Catherine Young­man. is

With­out her, the cat­walk show couldn’t go ahead.

She said: “I have been work­ing as part of the HR team in the lead-up to the event which means I have been re­cruit­ing the mod­els who will be used in the show.

“I then al­lo­cate dif­fer­ent mod­els to de­sign­ers and re­tail­ers to ac­com­mo­date their re­quests.

“My­self and the rest of the HR team have also or­gan­ised the run­ning or­der of the show.

“I am re­ally ex­cited about the fi­nale when I will be front-of-house

Main pic­ture: Christy Win­ton and Pa­trycja Zsymkun; left, Zoe Thomson and Holly An­der­son; right, Christy.

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