Fashion student exhibits at major show

An Exmouth fashion student has seen her designs take to the catwalk at a major fashion show, after being inspired by her architect grandfather.

Alice Gibberd, 21, who attends Kingston University, showed a collection of knitwear designs at Graduate Fashion Week, held at London’s Earls Court.

Alice (pictured below), who lives in Egremont Road, will now be going to the Royal College of Art to study for a Masters degree in Knitwear and Womenswear.

She said: “The show was amazing - I got nominated for the student knitwear award, which, although I didn’t get it, was still really exciting.

“The whole process around the show was amazing to be part of.”

Alice says that the metallic themes of her designs were inspired by her grandfather, Sir Frederick Gibberd, who designed buildings including Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and London Central Mosque around works by famous sculptors.

She said: “I never had the opportunity to meet my grandad, so I wanted to tap into the things that influenced his architecture in my collection.”