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A FASHION student has been named the winner of a competition to find the next design talent.
Cathryn-Jane Shires, 18, from Poynton, was chosen to the best design in a competition organised by Singapore Airlines.
The airline challenged 28 fashion students at Manchester College to create a bespoke garment that celebrates the launch of new non-stop routes to Houston and Singapore which launched last week.
Cathryn-Jane, of Bardell Crescent, made it through to the final which was subject to a public vote on Facebook and the views of a panel of judges.
The finalists created their designs which were modelled at a catwalk show at an event at the Radisson Hotel on Monday.
Cathryn-Jane was chosen as the winning design and will now see her outfit on display for a week at Manchester Airport for travellers to see.
Andrew Piper, head of Media and Visual Arts at the college, said: “The talent of all of the designers taking part in this competition should help in establishing Manchester on the fashion map.”
Cathryn-Jane Shires, 18, from Poynton, was chosen to the best design in a competition organised by Singapore Airlines. She is pictured (centre) with a model wearing her design and Sheldon Hee, Singapore Airlines General Manager of UK & Ireland). Below, her designs