Fashion brand Boohoo will launch a new line this summer designed by student Sameera Mohmed.
Final year fashion design University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) student Sameera won a competition set by the retailer, in partnership with Graduate Fashion Week, to find an upcoming student designer to create a sustainable clothing range.
The 20-year-old from Preston, beat off competition from all over the country to win the chance to work with Boohoo designers. Based on her four-outfit collection, Sameera will develop a new spring/summer range that will be launched at this year’s Graduate Fashion Week catwalk in London.
The former Archbishop Temple Church of England High School and Cardinal Newman College pupil said: “I am over the moon to be given this opportunity and I’m sure I’ll feel very emotional when I see my collection on the Graduate Fashion Week catwalk. It’s the first time I’ve entered a competition, but I knew it was time to put myself out there and see what I could produce.”
Sameera’s collection uses recycled polyester, linen, and nylon and is designed for women who want to wear modest fashion that can be styled in whichever way the customer feels comfortable.
She said: “I saw a gap in the market around modest fashion and it also provided an opportunity to reflect my own beliefs through my designs. I’ve wanted to be a fashion designer since a young age and get my creativity from my mum Asma who is very proud of me.
“I hope to work for a fashion brand after graduating and eventually would love to launch my own clothing range.”
Sameera’s tutor, BA (Hons) Fashion Design course leader Christopher Molloy, said: “Sameera has been passionate and determined throughout her studies and it is this drive that has resulted in this amazing competition win. She has a real focus, and her work reflects this. Her understanding of design development, trends, manufacture, and customer profiling, developed in her time spent studying at UCLan, all contributed to her winning formula.