17:54 Sunday 29 December 2013

Lucy's work helps her scoop top fashion prize

Written byROB SMYTH

A BUDDING fashion illustrator has brushed off the competition to scoop a top industry award.

Lucy Halliday was handed Company magazine’s fashion illustrator award for her ‘today is the day’ effort looking at spring and summer trends in 2014.

The de Ferrers Academy sixth form students toped the pile of thousands of other young designers to nab the illustrious accolade.

A spokesman from the school said: “Her work was up against all entries from universities and colleges so to achieve this award is a true accomplishment of her talent

“On behalf of all the staff at de Ferrers, we would like to give a huge congratulations to Lucy, we are all immensely proud her.

“She is a true inspiration to our other students and has really taken the academy ethos on board – aspire and achieve.”

She produced fashion illustrations for Spring/Summer 2014 based on the fashion trend geometric and floral mash up that she devised from London Fashion Week.

This work was part of her BTEC Art and Design course work.

Her work is to be published in the magazine in a double page spread in March along with her profile as a designer.

A spokesman for the magazine said: “We asked people to put pen and pencil (or anything else that took their fancy) to paper and draw out for us ideas.

“It could of involved people, words or anything else that they thought of.

“It was part of a competition to find six budding creatives to produce content for a bespoke section of the March 2014 issue.

“Each category winner will get to write, design or contribute to the special section entitled ‘Portfolio’ in the March 2014 issue of Company and the winners will also be featured on company.co.uk - if that wasn’t enough incentive we don’t know what was.”

Lucy was selected by a panel of experts from Company’s fashion, features, art and online teams.

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