Former Carmel student, Madeline Lewis-Brown, recently finished her final year at the University of Salford and then scooped an Award at the prestigious Graduate Fashion Week!

Having studied A Levels in Textile Design, Business Studies and Media Studies at Carmel, she stayed for another year to complete the Art Foundation course. “My experience at Carmel was a great one. I had lots of support from my teachers in all of my subjects, especially the Creative & Digital department. This is where my ongoing love for fashion and textiles was celebrated and nurtured, so much so that I stayed for another year. I will fondly remember those staff who supported my creative path in education.”

Having taken part in this year’s Graduate Fashion Week in London 12-18 June, Madeline was very excited to find out she had won the Sustainability Trailblazer Award for her 2021 collection ‘Locked Off’. The award was judged by Teatum Jones, Miriam Kaddu, Daniel Lismore and Graduate Fashion Foundation President Hilary Alexander OBE.

“The award addresses the important issue of sustainability and illustrates the ground-breaking fashion and forward thinking that the UK is renowned for” Madeline told us. “All of the looks featured were made from completely recycled materials. This conscious way of designing is something that is very important to me and should be at the forefront of future designers’ minds when they are putting together a collection.”

This is a fantastic achievement and we wish Madeline a very successful future!

Find out more about all of the Art and Design courses we offer at Carmel from the 16-18 course section of the website.