Former Riverside College fashion student Krystle Mallow has been working with world renowned fashion designer Marc Jacobs in New York.
Krystle flew to New York for the New York Fashion Week, were she helped customise Marc Jacobs clothes, by making flowers for the collection, trace patterns, dyed fabrics and hand sewing and beading.
After completing her fashion course at Riverside, Krystle went to work for Zandra Rhode in London, a designer whose clients include London, Kyle Minogue, Paris Hilton and Sarah Jessica Parker.
From there Krystle, moved to New York to work for the Marie Claire Magazine as a Jewellery Intern. This led her to return to Liverpool to work with North West photographer Steve Collinson on a hairdressing shoot, for one of the most highly respected figures in hairdressing today, Andrew Collinge.
In October 2010 Krystle also had the opportunity to work for Liverpool Fashion Week for Lifestyle Monthly Magazine organising models and running the show. All of these experience alongside her BTEC Diploma in Fashion and Textiles has lead to her being chosen to work with Marc Jacobs in New York, an outstanding opportunity.
Krystle said; “I loved going to Riverside College, I really enjoyed my course, my tutors Gary Lamb, Patricia Doncaster, Mark Smith and Richard Benson all inspired me to further my knowledge of fashion, art and photography and I am very grateful for their help and time.”
Course tutor Gary Lamb added; “Krystle was a hard working student that had an eye for detail. In the years that she spent at Riverside College, I saw her grow into a confident, exciting, young designer.
Krystle is one of many students that have gone on to have successful careers in the fashion industry. Some of our past students now work in cities around the world with some of the top designers.
To date our Fashion course can boast 100% success rate for students wishing to gain a place on a degree course.”
Current Riverside College fashion students will be showcasing their designs at the Mayors Charity Fashion Show on Wednesday 23rd February at the College’s ‘Centre Stage’ Theatre, Kingsway.
Students from all levels of fashion courses will show their Spring 2011 collection as an introduction to the main collection of the show from Runcorn based designer fashion shop Poppy’s.
The evening starts at 7.15pm with tickets costing £4.00 each. All the money raised will go to the Mayor’s Charities, which include, HEARTS, Nightstop, Widnes Cancer Support Group. Tickets can be purchased from Riversides main reception in Kingsway, Runcorn and Cronton.