DVF and Matches announce the winner of the Central St Martin’s student competition

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  • Having your creations produced and sold by fashion aristocracy like DVF and Matches is every aspiring designers dream, one that has just come true for competition winner Carrie Hill.

    DVF and Matches have named Carrie Hill, a final year BA fashion print student, winner of the competition launched with Central St Martins last year, offering students the chance to create a look inspired by DVF’s amazing SS10 collection.

    Students were presented with inspiration from photos, words and objects used by the DVF design team and then encouraged to design a look that fitted in with the spirit of the collection.

    The winning look was the Carrie Hill dress, a stunning green and yellow printed dress, with delicate flutter sleeves and a sophisticated draped waist. The dress is available in both long and short and is perfectly on-trend for SS10.

    ‘My inspiration for the dress came from African animal prints and flowers which tied in well with the spring/summer 2010 DVF collection,’ says Hill.

    The winner will now be whisked away to New York where she will receive a design apprenticeship at DVF head quarters (gasp!).

    Not only will Ms Hill be studying at the hem of the crème de la crème of fashion, but her winning design has also been produced by DVF and is now on sale as a limited edition items at Matches.

    ‘I wanted to design a print which had lots of movement across the body; a cross between a cascade of flowers and a prowling cheetah in the grass. I thought these two emotions – fiery and beautiful – might identify with the spirit of a DVF woman! I’m very grateful to Diane for selecting my design to produce and sell in Matches and I’m very excited to see my work in their shop!’ says Hill.


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