14th July 2016
The catwalk at the Great Yorkshire Show provided a superb backdrop for first year Extended Diploma Fashion and Clothing students to showcase their heritage project work. Their designs, inspired by men’s suits which had been donated to St Leonard’s Hospice charity shops, involved the students imaginatively de-constructing the garments and recycling them into women’s wear, with additional quirky touches and splashes of vibrant coloured fabrics.
More than 6,000 visitors enjoyed the Great Yorkshire Show fashion show in the Skipton Building Society Fashion Pavilion. York College fashion tutor Tara Berridge said: “It was wonderful for our students to see their work paraded alongside internationally acclaimed brands, and for some of the students to be involved behind the scenes. The students will complete the Extended Diploma course next year, which is a stepping stone to the BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Production course at York College or degrees elsewhere, or employment.”
Photography; Ravage Productions
Bernadette Gledhill of Morton Gledhill said: “The fashion students at York College provided us with some great garments for the catwalk and their assistance during our Fashion Shows was incredible. The students were professional and punctual, they demonstrated outstanding teamwork.”