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Art student's design chosen for Jeans for Genes Day t-shirt

Published 29/06/2016

Lorraine Kelly wearing the black-and-white top created by 29-year-old Katherine Garbutt (PA/Jeans for Genes)
Lorraine Kelly wearing the black-and-white top created by 29-year-old Katherine Garbutt (PA/Jeans for Genes)

An art school student has found herself dressing the stars after her t-shirt design was selected by the Jeans for Genes Day campaign.

Kate Moss, Lorraine Kelly and Colleen Rooney have all been pictured wearing the black-and-white top created by 29-year-old Katherine Garbutt, who is in her third year at Glasgow School of Art.

The textile student said she was "honoured" to have won the competition to design the official t-shirt for this year's campaign.

Jeans for Genes Day is being held on September 23 in support of Genetic Disorders UK, which helps children with genetic disorders.

The judging panel included style guru Tessa Hartmann and Vogue.co.uk news editor Lauren Milligan.

Katherine said: "I am very honoured to be picked as the winner of this competition.

"Jeans for Genes are a fantastic charity who have a huge impact on children's lives. This is a wonderful opportunity for me to use my design work to promote a good cause."

Genetic Disorders UK chief executive Caroline Harding said: "It's absolutely brilliant to have so many big names get behind the campaign and showcase this year's winning t-shirt design, which we think is fantastic.

"One in 25 children in the UK are born with a genetic disorder. Funds raised through our t-shirt sales will go to the vital care and support they urgently need."

The Jeans for Genes t-shirt costs £20 and is available to buy at www.jeansforgenes.org.

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