Student wins dream fashion internship in New York

A FASHION student from High Wycombe is settling in to life in the Big Apple after winning a prestigious placement with clothing giant Gap.

Catriona Pringle was selected from more than 100 students at her university for the all-expenses paid eight-week placement in New York.

The former Pipers Corner School pupil, who now studies Fashion Design at De Montfort University in Leicester, will work on the team designing men’s sweaters.

And worldwide retail brand Gap has arranged for her to stay in an apartment in Hoboken district, New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from the famous Manhattan skyline.

She said: “I still can’t believe it. To be working with Gap is a great opportunity, especially in New York!

“I am really excited to be working with this amazing company and am looking forward to experiencing everything that it and the city holds.”

This is the third consecutive year that a student from DMU’s School of Fashion and Textiles has been selected.

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