David Nieper Fashion award

David Nieper awards £750 to student in annual fashion competition

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Wed 16th November 2022

Alfreton’s David Nieper has awarded a cash prize of £750 to a University of Derby fashion student in an annual competition.

Each year, the company works with second year fashion students at the university and asks them to design a collection of four garments – daywear, nightwear, eveningwear and travelwear – for customers.

This year, the students were briefed to take inspiration from fashion designer Mary Quant.

The winner of this year’s competition was international Fashion Design student Ramona Gabriel, who wowed the judges with her floral turtleneck tunic.

“Her use of floral design included bold colours and patterns from Mary Quant in a way which was both sophisticated for our customers but still bold and new,” said the judges.

Ramona (centre) is pictured with her award, David Nieper chief executive Christopher Nieper OBE and her tutor Fiona Hawthorne.