Level three fashion student Luke Hards will see a dress he designed displayed in the womenswear department of a John Lewis store.

Fashion students from across Barnet and Southgate College were challenged by the retail chain to draw designs for dresses that combined vintage and 21st Century influences, through a competition to celebrate John Lewis’ 150th birthday.

Luke, aged 23, who produced the winning design, won an Apple iPad and was invited to spend a day in the fashion design studio at John Lewis’s head office, in London.

His design will also be made into a dress which will be displayed in a John Lewis store, in Brent Cross, throughout August.

Luke said: “I was delighted to win. I can’t wait to see my design come to life.”

Cap: Student Luke Hards and operations manager for fashion at John Lewis’s store in Brent Cross Nicola Smith. Inset: Luke’s dress designs