Fashion and Textile Design graduate wins national fashion award

Hena receiving award

Hena's stunning designs break the boundaries of fashion

  • 02 October 2020
  • 1 min read

Hena Begum, a graduate from the University’s Fashion and Textile Design course won the David Bands Textiles Award at the Graduate Fashion Foundation 2020.

The graduate’s work was recognised for its distinctive and thought-provoking exploration of the creative textile process which she created while at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Hena said: “To have won the David Bands Textile Award during such a difficult time means so much to me. All my hard work and effort has really paid off but I definitely could not have done it without the support of my family, friends, lecturers and technicians at university. I have proved to myself that when I put my mind towards a goal I can achieve many things, which is an important lesson I will take away from this experience.”

To have won the David Bands Textile Award during such a difficult time means so much to me.

Hena Begum, Graduate

The awards ceremony was Live streamed at Samsung Kx in London and judging was completed in June via Zoom by a socially distanced judging panel.

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