THE Glasgow School of Art’s 2019 fashion show will feature designs by a student who beat hundreds of applicants from around the world to secure a placement at distinguished fashion house Ralph Lauren.

Melody Uyanga Ramsay (pictured) will unveil her new collection at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) Fashion Show next week, alongside new designs by textile and fashion design students in their third year at the school.

The Scottish-Mongolian will travel to New York in June to take up the internship after being offered a placement in Ralph Lauren’s concept design department for womenswear.

More than 2000 design students from across the globe applied for the four internships offered by Ralph Lauren this year, and Ramsay will be the second person ever to have been offered one in this key department for the brand.

The paid role will see her working for ten weeks with Ralph Lauren’s senior concept designer Tess Sullivan, before returning to complete her undergraduate studies at the GSA.

Jimmy Stephen-Cran, the GSA’s head of fashion and textiles, says the placement is a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” for the student.

“We are thrilled for Melody that she has been offered this incredibly prestigious internship,” Stephen-Cran says. “She is a very enterprising young designer and will be a great ambassador for Scotland in New York.”

“I’m beyond grateful to have been offered this placement,” says Ramsay. “The chance to integrate into such a prestigious brand as a young designer is a dream come true.

“The Ralph Lauren creative talent team have been beyond welcoming, I look forward to the beginning of a long and rewarding journey with them.”

March 12 and 13, Glasgow School of Art, 7pm and 9pm, £10, £7 concs. Buy tickets here