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A FASHION graduate’s degree project has landed her a show during London Fashion Week.

Leonora Asomanin, who graduated from the University of Portsmouth in July with a degree in fashion and textiles with enterprise, will take part in the Emerging Trends show.

It features seven new designers from countries including Dubai, Hungary and the United States.

Leonora said: ‘My final collection at university attracted the attention of the organisers, and I was thrilled to be asked to be part of the show.

‘As a designer I’m influenced by various cultures, nature and architecture.

‘I am a very innovative and experimental designer which can be seen in my collections.’

The collection visually re-tells a Japanese folk story called Urashima Taro and the Turtle.

In the story, a fisherman rescues a turtle and is taken to a magical underwater palace as a reward.

There he falls in love with a sea princess, and ends up staying for 300 years.

The event is at Radisson Blu Hotel in Portman Square on Saturday.