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A model shows one of Ryan's designs
Last night's shows by the University of Salford's fashion students at Manchester Town Hall exceeded all previous events for scale and talent - with one student, Ryan Houlton scooping the Best Collection Award that means his work will go on display in Harvey Nichols Manchester.
Ryan's collection 'Where is the honour?' (pictured) drew inspiration from themes of samurai culture and how it relates to current issues of knife crime and honour killing.
Top brands involved in the 2009 show included Clarins who supplied their top London HQ team for the make-up, and University partner Scholl who provided footwear for selected collections. Hair was by top North West hairdressers Barbara Daley and models on the day included faces from Boss Model Management.
Successful collections will now go on to show at Graduate Fashion Week, where, course tutor Bashir Aswat believes the Salford students will gain the attention of top industry recruiters.
Harvey Nichols supported the show and Salford's students by sponsoring Ryan Houlton's Best Collection award; providing the exclusive opportunity to showcase his collection for two weeks at their Manchester store.
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