Following the success of last summer’s traffic-stopping window display in Mailbox, Harvey Nichols and Mailbox are partnering with Birmingham City University (BCU) once again to showcase the best of this year’s design graduates. Their work will be on display in Level 2, Mailbox from 27th July – 28th August.
Known for its luxury brands, Harvey Nichols has given selected BCU School of Fashion & Textile graduates the opportunity to display their work alongside some of the biggest names in fashion.
This year’s striking new window will highlight the work of five BA Fashion Design graduates Safa Nasaar, Niah Thomas, Rachel Hunt-Pearce, Lauren Bolton and Charlotte Adams.
Augusta Lazenby, studying BA Design for Industry, Xiao Hang and Ayshin Jalilzadeh, studying BA Jewellery & Object, at the renowned BCU School of Jewellery, will also have their work featured as part of the partnership with Harvey Nichols.
Claire Hewitt, General Manager at Harvey Nichols Birmingham said, “It’s our pleasure to build a window display using the work of BCU graduates. We have been so impressed by the skill demonstrated and the hours of work they have put into their detailed designs.
“We understand that breaking into the fashion industry is extremely daunting and it’s our pleasure to provide them with a platform to showcase their creations.
“We hope all of our customers, colleagues and neighbours at Mailbox will enjoy what we have curated.”
Lee Lapthorne, Head of the Institute of Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles at BCU said,
“I am delighted that we are continuing our BCU collaboration locally with Harvey Nichols Birmingham for the second year. I am even more pleased that we are adding some stunning work from our talented Jewellery graduates to this initiative.
“Our priority is to support our student’s progression not only whilst they are with us, but throughout their futures and this partnership with Harvey Nichols offers us an amazing opportunity to help kickstart careers.”
Andy Jackson, Estate Director of Mailbox, added, “We are delighted to be able to host and showcase the fantastic work of the BCU graduates again this year at Mailbox, partnering with Harvey Nichols, one of our occupiers, on this project. At Mailbox, we are committed to supporting the arts community within Birmingham, and we hope this installation brings inspiration to both our guests and our occupiers.”