Sheffield fashion student is a cut above

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A Sheffield student is in the running for a top tailoring award.

Emma Mortimer, a postgraduate fashion design student at Sheffield Hallam University, has reached the finals of the Merchant Tailors Golden Shears contest.

Each contestant is required to produce a tailored outfit, which will then be judged by industry experts on technical skills, such as design and tailoring.

Emma said: “As well as learning professional tailoring skills, placements I have been on have given me an insight into the pressures of the industry, such as producing work to tight deadlines and working with clients.

“I’ve really enjoyed putting everything I’ve learned into practice.”

David Morrish, university fashion design course leader, said: “The standard in this competition is extremely high, so for Emma to make it this far is fantastic.

“Her work shows a high level of understanding and I’m pleased her skills have been recognised in this way.”

The winners will be announced at a London ceremony on Monday, March 16.