Plymouth College of art fashion student on the runway at Clothes Show Live

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Leah Hartnell, from Liskeard, who studied fashion at Plymouth College of Art, has showcased her collection at one of the world’s largest fashion events, the Clothes Show Live, in Birmingham.

Specialising in cocktail wear, Leah’s collection captured the elegance and glamour of couture evening wear.

Leah’s work shared the runway with high-profile brands, including Jaeger, Roberto Cavalli, Read or Dead, LK Bennett, French Connection, Hackett, Rebecca Cella and many more.

Leah told Arts+Culture: “I really enjoyed the show. It was exciting to sit back and see my pieces on the catwalk in a professional atmosphere. I felt the set design and lighting really complimented the garments.

“The models looked fantastic and the dancers added a buzz to the show. Being among the audience in the Fashion Theatre was very surreal and inspiring when witnessing the crowd’s positive reactions.

“It has been a great opportunity to showcase my work to a large audience.”

The pieces were on the runway at different scenes of the festive-themed fashion theatre that seated approximately 6,500 people per performance.

Leah’s work was featured with other designers selected by, which is an online portal that supports fashion artists. Her exclusive pieces are made to order.

For more information about courses in Fashion at Plymouth College of Art,  visit the website.