If You Please April Student Showcase Winner Milly Grimes

If You Please Student Showcase April 2011 Winner Milly Grimes

If You Please recently announced Loughborough University’s Milly Grimes as the winner of our March Student Showcase competition.

The Student Showcase is a monthly contest of young designers making their way into the intimate apparel industry sponsored by If You Please. Amber Thomson, founder of If You Please was kind enough to send us a few images of Milly’s work.

Milly is currently in her foundation year studying Fashion and Textiles at Loughborough University, but is already showing she’s got the aptitude to produce unique and innovative designs, usually inspired by modern architecture, nature and her immediate surroundings.

In her spare time she rummages through car boot sales and markets, looking for anything inspirational. Her love of unique fabrics and textures is clearly demonstrated in her design work and the ways in which she bonds or manipulates unusual materials.

Milly has worked for the design team at Next and as an assistant stylist on various fashion shoots. Her favorite designers are Manish Arora and Iris Van Herpen and her ambition is to one day run her own fashion label. When asked why she chose to study fashion and textiles Milly said, “I enjoy having the freedom to design whatever I like. Fashion holds no boundaries and the list of materials you can use to create a garment is endless. I also love the practical side of designing and creating a garment, as well as the satisfaction you get once it’s finished and on a model.”

If you are a student wishing to submit your designs, you may send images to info@ifyouplease.co.uk.

If You Please is an online lingerie boutique which specializes in unique lingerie by independent designers. For more information, you can visit their website at www.ifyouplease.co.uk, or at amber@ifyouplease.co.uk. They can also be reached at + 020 7503 3709

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