(Photographer:  Joanna Mitroi)

Fashions Finest – Marie Sansome

Marie Sansome studied fabric & garment design at Hinckley College the went on to win the Independent Designer of the year award at the Midlands Fashion Awards 2018.

“Designing for me is like an addiction, connected to oneself, a part of my spirit, it’s often a form of escapism for me too. I design for  feminine, futuristic, fearless women who I visualise. The collection I plan on showing is elegant, original and I like to think exciting too. As part of my design process I refer back, reflecting on concepts by pioneering designers and icons, blending with my creative notion. I do love it when you see your ideas become real. This drives my ambition; I want to do more.”

True to its commitment to inclusion, diversity and representation the catwalk featured a variety of ethnicities and sizes as well as amputee model Nancy Harris represented via Zebedee Model Management.

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