Contour students have completed work experience and placements with Agent Provocateur, ASOS, Bordelle, Boux Avenue, Calvin Klein, Clover Hong Kong, Coco de Mer, Crystal Martin, Curvy Kate, Fleur of England, Gymshark, H&M Sweden, Heidi Klein, Jenny Packham, Seafolly Australia, Tommy Hilfiger Amsterdam, Triumph and Victoria’s Secret US. In many cases this has led to employment opportunities.
We have an exchange agreement with Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) which enables two students to spend one month studying at HKPU and one month working with industry partner - Clover International.
Contour Fashion also has a placement opportunity with GAP, USA for a 10 week placement.
We also have an optional year out between level five and six with industry placements available.
This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world. Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.
DMU Global supports the first year trip to Paris in January to visit the Salon de la Lingerie and Interfiliere trade show, along with a cultural experience of Paris exhibitions, architecture and shops. The trip is open to all year students too.
Contour Fashion has been well represented as a part of the GREAT Festival of Creativity where work from the course, and our annual catwalk show DVD were showcased in Brazil, Shanghai and Beijing.
The course produces highly sought-after graduates, acclaimed for their technical skills and design excellence, who work for international brands such as Abercrombie and Fitch, Moving Comfort, Victoria’s Secret USA, Triumph International, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Stretchline Sri Lanka, Clover International Hong Kong, Seafolly, O’Neill, Ace Style, Superdry, House of Fraser, Heidi Klein, John Lewis, Eveden, Ted Baker Intimates, Jenny Packham, Boux Avenue, Asos, Panache, Agent Provocateur, Aubade, Courtaulds, New Look, Tesco, H&M Sweden, Intimas Group plc.
Recent graduates have taken up job opportunities in the USA, Australia, Sri Lanka, France, Taiwan, Canada, China and Hong Kong. Others have set up their own lingerie labels including Nicole de Carle, Lascivious, Tutti Rouge, Made by Niki, and Lorna Drew.