Fashion Designer Eppie Greenhalgh

Tavistock fashion designer Eppie gets work with international fashion house

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Fashion Designer Eppie Greenhalgh

A fashionista from Tavistock has won an internship at international fashion company Pentland, where she will work for top brands such as Ted Baker and Red or Dead.

Eppie Greenhalgh, 18, from Lifton, was presented with the award at the Plymouth College of Art end of year fashion show.

Eppie, who studied on the National Diploma in Fashion and Textiles, will spend her internship at the company’s head office in London. She told ArtsCulture: “I’m so excited about the opportunity to work with this company; making contacts, gaining invaluable experience and having the chance to work alongside top designers.”

Her collection, Undertones, was chosen by the judges for the ‘exciting use of materials and surface pattern’.

She said: “My work is very visual and vibrant and inspired by music of 70s and 80s new wave punk; it’s busy and a lot to take in, but exciting because of the use of colour. I also used plastic as a design feature.”

Eppie went to school at Launceston College and excelled in Art-based subjects. She said: “I chose Plymouth College of Art because I wanted a new experience and it offered me a more direct route into my chosen profession.”

The Pentland Group works with brands such as Berghaus, Ellesse, Lacoste, Red or Dead and Speedo and was founded in the early 1930s in Liverpool, England.

• There are still places available to study at Fashion and other subjects at Plymouth College of Art this September. Apply online now or register for the Further Education Open Day on Saturday, September 18, 10am-1pm, visit the website or telephone 01752 203434.