A competition run by Harrods and the British Fashion Council (BFC) Colleges Council has been won by two graduates.
Amelia Chester from Northumbria University and Jessica Madden from the University of Westminster were picked from hundreds of applicants, winning a year’s placement on the Harrods design team.
Entrants were nominated by course tutors from the UK’s leading design courses and had to submit a portfolio of designs, a written case study and final presentation.
Caroline Rush, CEO of the BFC, commented: “This competition is a fantastic opportunity for the BFC Colleges Council students to gain an invaluable insight to one of the world’s best retailers.
“Amelia and Jessica were two exceptionally strong finalists. I’m delighted Harrods has decided to employ both graduates as they complemented one another very well.”
The judging panel was made up of several industry experts and Harrods representatives, with the two winners really having to impress to win the competition.
Marigay McKee, Director of Fashion and Beauty at Harrods, said: “We loved Amelia’s beautiful womenswear illustrations of classics with a twist, whilst we were impressed with Jessica’s commercial childrenswear designs.
“Choosing one winner proved impossible, so we decided to offer them both an internship. We look forward to having them on board.”