Cambridge students write and print their own fashion magazine

April 23, 2012 by  

A group of Cambridge-based sixth form students are gearing up to give Vogue a run for its money… by producing their very own fashion magazine from concept to final printed version.

Students at Long Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge are taking on a mammoth task as part of their National Media Diploma Course; they have been asked to create and produce a magazine from scratch with a six-week deadline. The students are able to focus on the topic of their choosing and the magazines being worked on cover everything from skateboarding to arts. However, a trio of girls working together on their project have caught the eye of the media with their DIY fashion magazine.

Amber Sherman, Holly Canham and Leann Rees are working together to devise their own magazine, which they have given the name Alexa, after fashion icon and TV personality Alexa Chung. Their efforts were recently picked up by a Cambridge news website and they spoke about the project so far, with Leann saying:

“I’ve always liked fashion to not be too high street and exactly the same as everyone else. I’ve always liked different things and because I have a jewellery company, I like to know about people that are doing different stuff,” explains Leanne. “I thought it’d be great to have a magazine about it.”

The girls have to design, write and print the magazine themselves. They have dedicated their magazine to the independent shops of Cambridge and this approach could extend to using a local printing company in Cambridge.

The trio aim to sell copies of their magazine to local shops and boutiques to be sold on to consumers.