Leintwardine teen showcases debut fashion collection at exhibition

First published in News

A LEINTWARDINE teenager could be set to follow in the footsteps of Coco Chanel and Vivienne Westwood after showcasing her first fashion collection on the catwalk.

Wigmore High School student Rosie Trounson debuted her first collection – inspired by a "British summer" – at the Fashion Embroidery and Stitch Exhibition at Birmingham's NEC last month.

The pieces included an outfit inspired by Wimbledon, a classic British picnic and a music festival with eight outfits in total – most of which were also made by Rosie with a little help from her mum.

The opportunity came after Rosie won a national competition to design an outfit for a 1960's icon when she was just 13.

As part of her prize, Rosie, now 15, spent a week at the Inkberrow Design Centre under the direction of Brenda Killigrew and it was there that the idea for her first fashion collection was born.

Rosie's collection was showcased every day on the catwalk at the exhibition alongside other collections from exhibitors at the show.

The show will now travel to the Hobby Crafts Exhibition in London where Rosie's collection will be shown to an even larger audience.

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