A De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) student has been picked to model for Leicester City star Christian Fuchs after impressing at a fashion show held on campus.
Cressentia Masuku, a 23-year-old Fashion Design student, wowed the Austrian defender while showcasing clothes in his #NoFuchsGiven brand as part of a special graduation ceremony held at DMU in January.
Her performance led to an offer from the Foxes star for more work, becoming the face of a new range of outfits in the #NoFuchsGiven range.
The photos from the new shoot will be used on the #NoFuchsGiven website and social media to showcase new women’s t-shirts and jumpers that will match previously released men’s items to produce a ‘his and hers’ type collection.
Cressentia was approached by the former Austria captain to model his fashion range after first taking part in a fashion show at the graduation ceremony last January and she believes that the experience will be a great help as she studies for her degree at DMU.
She said: “It was amazing. It was a great insight into the fashion industry and really helped for what I will be looking to do in the future. There were a lot of things that I can take forward and incorporate into my work.
“It was great to see what happens behind the scenes and now I will know what to do in a shoot in the future, such as how to treat the models.”
The second year student caught Christian’s eye at the launch of his fashion range at the graduation ceremony last January, an experience that she says was extremely valuable.
“At the graduation ceremony it was a massive crowd,” she said. “I’ve done a bit of modelling but that was beyond anything I’ve done before. There was music, a lot of clapping and it was right in front of the Vice-Chancellor, I wasn’t nervous until the music started but I was first to walk out so that was when it hit me.”
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Premier League winner Fuchs has signed a unique partnership with DMU which provides a wealth of opportunities for students and increases their employability. A number of students also volunteered to model #NoFuchsGiven t-shirts at the graduation ceremony.
Cressentia added: “The partnership is super exciting. I’m from Scotland and this sort of thing doesn’t happen every day. I called my family and friends to tell them because I couldn’t believe I’d been asked to model by Christian Fuchs.
“I met Christian at the graduation ceremony and also spent time with him yesterday; it was great to be able to chat about fashion.”
Christian Fuchs was again impressed with Cressentia’s attitude and was delighted with the outcome of the photoshoot.
He said: “Cressentia had a great attitude at our fashion show. She stood out as someone that understood the brand message right away and adjusted to it with ease.
“It was a pleasure to invite her back for more work. At the photo shoot the understood the instructions quickly, which saved us time and she delivered great shots.”
#NoFuchsGiven are looking for more models for their Winter 2017 Collection, any DMU students interested in participating should send an email with pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Monday 9th October 2017