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THE Royal Pavilion has held a place in British culture for many a year with its architectural beauty.
But Brighton’s most iconic structure may now also have a spot in the fashion industry – after it inspired a range of lingerie.
Kitty Daler-Finch, a contour fashion student at De Montfort University in Leicester, drew imagination for her bras from the Grade I listed Pavilion’s architecture.
The 21-year-old’s design was so good it won her a month-long paid placement at Asos, one of the biggest online clothing retailers in the world.
She said: “I studied the Pavilion’s architectural forms which is how I got my asymmetrical design – the bra is not symmetrical and is quite artistic.”
Kitty’s placement will be at the Asos headquarters in Camden, London, where she will work in the lingerie and nightwear department.
The students were asked to muster up two outfits in ten weeks that would be suitable for Asos – and Kitty’s was.
Judges praised the designs and said they had “commercial appeal, were linked to trends, brave in their choice of colour and creatively pushed design to another level”.
The outfits, modelled by two of Kitty’s fellow university students, are designed with red lace.
Kitty said: “Asos is a company that I buy garments from so to actually go there and be a part of the team, to see what happens there, will be really exciting.
“While working on the project I didn’t really have a chance to think about winning, it was a lot of hard work.”
The Royal Pavilion has stood grandly in Brighton’s Old Steine since the 19th century.
It was a former royal residence and is built in an Indo-Saracenic style.
The building, now owned by Brighton and Hove City Council, was developed in three stages, with construction beginning in 1787 and ending in 1823.
About 400,000 people visit the Royal Pavilion yearly, and it is now classed as a public attraction rather than private property.
The Pavilion made history again in 2014 when it hosted some of the first same-sex marriages in the UK after it became legal the year before.
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Source: The Argus