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TFC response leads to runway success

TFC response leads to runway success
A request from up and coming fashion designer, Pandora Bahrami, presented fixing and fastening expert TFC with a somewhat unusual challenge. Pandora wanted to use a selection of retaining rings for her knitted and crocheted designs as a modern twist on traditional Iranian clothing. Pandora's collection reflected the contrast between both tradition and modern design and represented a fusion of her own background which is half British and half Iranian.

"I have looked at the idea and sense of displacement that Iranians who live in the UK experience, and I have translated that into my designs by taking things like the metal rings out of context, and combining them with my knit and crochet," Pandora explained.

The designs certainly caught the imagination of the judges at the recent Graduate Fashion Week who nominated Pandora's designs for the Visionary Knitwear Award and the Textiles award.

"I am thrilled at the response to my designs and would like to thank TFC for all their help, even though I am sure this is not the type of everyday request they receive. TFC have been extremely helpful and supportive since I first contacted them."

A leap into the world of fashion while unusual does not surprise TFC whose products have help projects in many different sectors. Technical Director Brian Goode commented on helping Pandora. "I am never surprised at the versatility and range of uses for our products. They have been used attached to Mini Coopers flying down the Lillehammer ski slope in Norway, and on the Mars Lander probe touching down on the surface of the Red planet; so to find them used in a fashion collection, while unusual, does not surprise me. I am glad we could help Ms. Bahrami with her design and wish her great success with her future in the world of fashion."
 
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