Shrewsbury College Student Awarded Place in National Design Final


Amber Godsall, Niamh Williams and Heidi Humphreys

A Fashion student from Shrewsbury College has won a place in the finals at a national design competition and is heading to the NEC in Birmingham.

Amber Godsall, 17, from Powys – has won a place in the final of the Schools Fashion Design Competition and her design will be judged at the Fashion & Embroidery Show at the NEC in Birmingham later this year.

Amber’s fellow students Niamh Williams, from Shrewsbury and Heidi Humphreys, from Powys, both 18 years old – have been highly commended in the competition for their designs.

The students had to make an illustration based on architecture including fashion design techniques.

“The final involves a catwalk where our design pieces will be judged and the competition prize is a state-of-the-art sewing machine and valuable work experience at the Inkberrow Design Centre (IDC) Academy for Fashion & Textiles,” said Amber.

“I’m so proud of getting into the top ten of the Fashion Icon Competition. It’s a brilliant opportunity for work experience. I’m really enjoying the course, it gives me a better idea of which path to take in the fashion and textiles world,” she added.

All students are currently studying L3 Fashion & Textiles at Shrewsbury College and John O’Connell, Curriculum Leader for Creative Arts & Media said, “Once again our students have shown their amazing talents – I’m really impressed to see how well our students are performing not just on their course, but in national competitions such as this. Competition is always tough and I wish Amber well for the finals.”

The final for the Schools Fashion Design Competition will take place on Friday, 17 March 2017 at the Fashion & Embroidery show at the NEC in Birmingham. If you’d like to attend the show, tickets are available at

For more information about studying Fashion at Shrewsbury College, visit or call 01743 342342. The next Advice Event is on March 23. Alternatively you can follow the College on Facebook: shrewsburycollege Instagram: shrewsbury_college and Twitter: @shrewsburycol.

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