Ruth Sturdy

Fashion Designer makes it through to finals of the British Bridal Buyers Awards

19 January 2012

Wedding consultant and fashion student, Ruth Mary Sturdy has made it to the finals of the prestigious British Bridal Buyers Awards for Best Student Designer 2012.

The Bridal Buyer Awards programme are organised by Bridal Buyer magazine and acknowledges innovation and excellence in bridal design, manufacturing and retailing. The awards ceremony in March 2012, at the Harrogate Exhibition Centre  is attended by the industry key players and top designers. The event also provides the finalists with a great opportunity to showcase their talents to industry experts and potential employers.

Ruth Sturdy

Ruth, from Ripon, is in the second year of a BA in Fashion Design and Production at Harrogate College and is delighted that her design has been selected for the finals.

The brief of  ‘Stepping back, looking forward’, offered a choice of 20’s, 50’s or 70’s design and although Ruth is happy to reveal that she chose to design a 70’s influenced gown, she is keeping both design and creation a secret. Not until the glitzy award ceremony evening at the Harrogate Exhibition Centre, hosted by TV stylist John Scott, will all be revealed.

Ruth said:

The great thing about fashion is that it is ever changing and developing. There are few moments when something new isn’t happening. So, if I’m not at college or at work, I’m at home researching both to keep up to date. Close the curtains and hide the clock – it’s best not to know what time it is, time doesn’t exist in this industry and I can honestly say I love it!

Ruth also works with Curvy Bridal in Boroughbridge as a Wedding Consultant. Louise Leong the owner of Curvy Bridal said:

All the team at Curvy Bridal are very proud of our Ruth, she is a rising star and an assett to my shop. She designs wonderful dresses for our clients and also customises to their taste. I am sure she will win this award , she really deserves it.

Champagne and dancing await Ruth, family and colleagues from Curvy Bridal at the Awards Ceremony. We wish her every success for these awards and beyond.


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