Fashion student wins National Design Award Mon, 15 July 2013 Amy Davidson, former student of the Tameside College, was the winner of the Mulberry Accessories Award 2013 at the Graduate Fashion Week which took place in London. Amy created a range of bags and briefcases with designs inspired by the gothic architecture, while innovative laser-cutting techniques allowed her to add an extra level of detail to her unique creations. Mulberry’s Accessories Design team reviewed the candidates’ work and selected Amy as this year’s winner. The judges were really impressed by the intricacy of her work: “She had a great narrative running through her portfolio, incredible attention to detail and a beautifully considered use of material”.Since graduating from Tameside College Amy has completed her studies at Manchester Metropolitan University and is now planning to continue with an MA in Accessories at the RCA. Amy said: “I’m really interested in gothic architecture – I like the details, and using laser-cutting makes it easier to include those details in my designs. I felt overwhelmed when I heard that I had won – I was really shocked because the standard of competition was so high.”Graduate Fashion Week is the most prestigious showcase for Fashion students and provides a unique platform for the promotion of new talent across the country. The awards take place annually, and the Mulberry Accessories Award is one of the most important components of this influential national contest.