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I How much are the annual student fashion shows worth? Every year, the fashion and textiles courses make big claims for their events, reminding us of the glittering alumni who passed through in prewous years, and offering up the tantalising

possibility that we might spot the next desrgner' who can square up to Hussein Chalayan or Julien Macdonald. Glasgow can claim a recent hit in the form of Jonathan Saunders, whose brilliant tailoring has earned him comparisons to Britain's very best tinker and tailor, Alexander McQueen (and a gig wnth the Londoner to boot). This year’s GSA fashion show took place just before we went to press, but down the M8 at the Edinburgh College of Art, can they boast similar successes? Well, up to a point. Last year, graduate Lyndsey Scott went on to win the Top Shop High Street Excellence Award at Graduate Fashion Week in London, but this year there is pressure to do even better. Success needn’t be at the level of couture. One of this year’s hot tips has worked with sponsor Cotton USA, developing textiles more likely to be found on the high street than in bespoke tailored garments. Henry Thorley (picture, above) has made a final collection entitled Luxury

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I Velvet Boutique is a design fair taking place at St Stephen’s Church in Edinburgh on Sat 8 May. It focuses on design and fashion from Scofland,and includes local Edinburgh talent Laura Baillie. For more information check out www.velvet boutique.co.uk.

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