Jena Twigg and Cloie Hockney have successfully reached the finals of the national British Fur contest.

Now in its 13th year, the British Fur Design competition is another prestigious contest featuring two HSAD students as finalists. The annual competition offers UK fashion students the opportunity to explore the use of fur, by being creative and innovative and discovering the many possibilities that fur gives the designer. The 2017 competition seeks designers with bright new ideas who can show the creativity to bond fur with the hottest fashion trends.

Jena said, “I entered the British Fur competition because I wanted to learn every trade possible to help me in my career as a teacher. I didn’t expect to get through so when I did I was so happy. My theme is romance and I wanted my design to be unique so I created a fur ball dress as they are quite rare. Winning is not the main aim for me, learning the skills is more important to me.”

Lynn Benson Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Fashion said,

“The British Fur Design competition encourages students to create designs which incorporate fur techniques within the design process. The CEO of the National Fur Council visited the students and gave a talk about the contest and following the submissions, two of the final ten chosen across the UK are from Hull School of Art & Design. The designs are innovative and show students perspective on how to create garments which highlight decorative fur techniques and woven fabric to create a unique final garment.”

“The whole group of students are incredibly creative and they think individually and outside of the box. The competitions are vital as it prepares them for the fast pace of working to a client brief and the pressures that come with employment.”

 “The BA (Hons) Fashion degree at Hull School of Art & Design prepares students for all facets of the fashion industry.”