Fashion student announced as runner-up at prestigious Anne Tyrrell Student Design Awards

Issue date: 13 April 2016

Eleana Burrows, a second year Fashion student at the University of West of England (UWE Bristol), has been awarded the runner up prize at the Anne Tyrrell Student Design Awards.

Eleana was put forward for the award, along with fellow second year Fashion student, Joseph Brooks, by the UWE Bristol Fashion Department. Both students made the final shortlist of eight, with Eleana being announced as the runner-up by an illustrious judging panel, which included Betty Jackson CBE and Rolan Klein, receiving a prize of £3000.

Eleana says, “I was so thrilled to be put forward for this potentially life-changing award. It's brilliant to be able to expose my work to the wider industry and I'm so proud.”

Deborah Southerland, Programme Leader BA (Hons) Fashion at UWE Bristol, says, 'Eleana has done exceptionally well to receive this award, and we are incredibly proud of her achievement. The portfolio of work she submitted evidenced her innovative use of materials and playful approach to the development of shape on the body. UWE Fashion is one of only 11 Fashion courses in the UK to have been awarded the Creative Skillset tick, the Creative Skillset Tick is the quality mark for the highest levels of excellence in education in the Creative Industries, and it helps identify the UK's most industry-focused courses for employers to recruit the brightest talent.'

The Student Design Awards were set up in 2015, in order to recognise outstanding talent in two year fashion students, and honour fashion designer Anne Tyrrell MBE, who was passionate about creativity in education and training for the fashion industry. The Awards were open to all second year students from Creative Skillset Tick accredited fashion courses.

Betty Jackson, CBE, Founder and CEO of Betty Jackson, and board member of Creative Skillset, says, "Anne was tireless in her support of new and emerging UK fashion talent which is why the Anne Tyrrell Student Design Award is a wonderful celebration of her commitment and energy. I am sure Anne would be delighted with the standard and creativity of all the entrants. We would like to thank all the entrants as well as the dedication and commitment of the Tick course leaders and universities."

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