Princess Beatrice dines at the Uni
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:01:00 BST
Fashion to the fore for Her Royal Highness
Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice is pictured with the University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bob Cryan, at the luncheon.
AFTER displaying her fashion sense at Royal Ascot’s Ladies’ Day – and sharing her grandmother The Queen’s delight at victory in the Gold Cup – Princess Beatrice headed for Yorkshire and an encounter with some of Britain’s brightest young fashion designers, studying at the University of Huddersfield.
During her visit to the University, Princess Beatrice and guests sat down for a Caribbean-style lunch served in the Quayside suite by Huddersfield restaurateur Barrington Douglas. Then came a fashion show, featuring models from the Gledhill Morton Agency wearing outfits from the collections of fashion design and costume design students from the University.
The concepts behind the designs were highly varied and often thought-provoking – including a womenswear collection based on the Battersea Power Station, clothing inspired by Jacqueline Kennedy, garments inspired by “all things dangerous and deadly” and clothes with embellishments based on vintage jewellery.
The Princess took a keen interest in the fashionable creations on show and had long chats with the young designers backstage. She was also delighted by the gift of jewellery designed and made by students.
Princess Beatrice was welcomed to the University of Huddersfield by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bob Cryan.
“It was a great privilege to welcome Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice to our University,” said Professor Cryan.
“The visit enabled us to showcase the talents of our highly creative fashion and costume design students, whose training at the University of Huddersfield will help them to play their part in what is a key UK industry.”
Click here to view the other Royal visits to the University of Huddersfield.
The Fashion Show for Her Royal Highness comprised collections from final-year fashion design and costume design students.
Huddersfield restaurateur Barrington Douglas is introduced to Her Royal Highness.
Her Royal Highness meets the student fashion and costume designers.