Fashion students ready to rock the Kasbah

Fashion students ready to rock the Kasbah

Final year fashion student Katie Eaves is organising the Kasbah catwalk show on Monday 9 March.

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Tuesday 03 March 2015

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Final year fashion students at Coventry University will be showcasing their designs at an evening exhibition taking place in a city centre nightclub next week.
The fashion extravaganza, which includes a catwalk show where current Miss Coventry Karla Fitzpatrick will be making her final public appearance before handing over her title, is being held on Monday 9 March at the popular student venue, the Kasbah.
Tickets for the event cost £5.00 and all funds raised from the show will go towards the students’ final year exhibition at Coventry University’s forthcoming Degree Show.
The annual Degree Show, which takes place over the spring and summer months, provides up and coming creative talent from the university’s School of Art and Design with the opportunity to show off their work at public venues across the city and beyond.

With the fashion students working frantically on their final collections, the catwalk show at the Kasbah provides a perfect chance for a sneak preview of some of the stunning garments that will be on display during this year’s Degree Show.

Coventry University is fast establishing a reputation as a top training ground for emerging fashion talent. It has produced two winners of the prestigious Clothes Show Young Designer of the Year award in the past three years - with students having made it to the finals of the competition for the last six - and many others from its fashion course have secured placements with some of the leading lights within the industry.

Final year fashion student Katie Eaves is organising the Kasbah show for her third year project.

The 23 year old from Liverpool said:

I’m very excited to be putting on the show but a little nervous as well. Everyone’s working so hard to get it right though so it should be a great event.  We have 15 models taking part, including the current Miss Coventry, and they’ll be showing off 40 outfits which have all been designed by our fashion students.

We’ll also have stands where people can buy some of the accessories that our students have produced and everything that we make from the show will help pay for the big event that takes place during the Degree Show.

We’re expecting a good crowd and the atmosphere will be fantastic. It’s going to be a really fun evening and it’s supporting the next generation of fashion designers from the university so I’d urge people to come along for a look at the talent that’s on their doorstep.


The catwalk show talks place from 7pm to 10pm on Monday 9 March at the Kasbah Nightclub, Primrose Street, Coventry CV1 5LY.  Tickets for the event, which is for 18 year olds and over, cost £5.00. Tickets can be bought on the evening or in advance by contacting Katie Eaves via email.

For further press information please contact Mark Farnan, marketing and communications, Coventry University, on +44 (0)24 7765 8245 or email