A CELEBRATED designer has been sharing his knowledge of the fashion business with students.
Menswear designer Nicomede Talavera gave a two-day masterclass to fashion degree students at Cleveland College of Art and Design.
He helped learners develop clothing designs for their portfolios and spoke to them about the commercial side of the fashion industry.
He said: “It’s so rewarding to be able to pass on knowledge I’ve gained within the industry — these students are our next generation of designers.”
Fashion tutor Vicky Wake said: “It’s been really refreshing having a designer as relevant and current as Nicomede working with our students.”
Mr Talavere has worked with design houses 3.1 Philip Lim, in New York, and Lanvin Homme, in Paris. He now has his own fashion label, called Nicomede Talevera, and exhibited his clothes at London Fashion Week last year.

Cap: Student Ashleigh Canfield, aged 21, with Nicomede Talavera.