UCA Epsom students “segue” into fashion journalism at launch of graduate magazine and iPad app
Last night, BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism graduates from UCA Epsom celebrated the launch of the eleventh issue of Segue, which showcases the course’s best creative talent. Held at Blanca at Jewel, the glitzy event not only featured writing and artwork from the student contributors, but also marked the launch of the magazine’s much-lauded iPad app of the same name.
Having previewed the new venture at Graduate Fashion Week, international blogger Susie Bubble described it as “not your usual magazine-to-iPad bore-off format, which so many mainstream titles seem to fall into the trap of. The articles are funny, daring and relevant, drawing you in with an array of topics”.
Harriet Westley-Bedder interned at Segue as part of her second year placement and was directly responsible for liaising with the developers to ensure the app had a high-end look and feel consistent with the magazine’s established style. “I really hope to be on the editorial team next year,” she said, “and ensure the iPad app continues in the future.”
Deputy Editor Rachael Woodward agreed that the editorial team was very proud of this new development: “It’s something we’ve done before any others – LCF don’t have an app but we do.” She also explained that interest in the magazine was at an all-time high this year, which made it increasingly difficult to decide which third year students would make the cut.
This year’s edition presents a range of features from Elina Eronen’s assertive Kill It Off Already, Will You? to Jemma Lamble’s thoughtful In Search of Authenticity. Overall, Segue magazine is an exciting insight into graduates on the brink of beginning their careers in fashion journalism and last night’s event further proved their enthusiasm and creativity for the subject.
Photos: Louisa Rogers
For further information on Segue magazine visit here.