Designers show style on college catwalk

DSC_0221YOUNG designers showcased their work and volunteer models strutted their stuff at Priestley College’s annual catwalk show.

Now in its sixth year the show provides an opportunity for art and textile students to see their work on the runway while also raising money for charity.

Money raised by ticket sales – estimated at more than £440 – will be going to the Teenage Cancer Trust and the college’s education fund.

“The show is a way for the students to showcase their work,” said Tutor Emma Lingard.

“This year their inspiration came from memories, organic structures, the urban environment, architecture and the recycling of materials.”

Designs by Priestley’s A Level Textile and BTEC Art and Design students were on show and hair and makeup was done by Mc2 in Stockton Heath.

The students’ creations used traditional methods and materials as well as some more unusual ones such as plastic, wood, wire and paper.

group webThey created everything from bodices to dresses in all manner of styles and colours.

“All the pieces were experimental, but we encourage that at this stage because it is a good time for the students to be learning about materials and different techniques,” said Emma Lingard.

The Teenage Cancer Trust will receive a donation towards its efforts to build specialist hospital units that improve the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer.

Priestley’s education fund supports young people who need help paying for their education.

Those who attended the fashion show also heard from Sian Day of the Teenage Cancer Trust and College Deputy Principal Matthew Grant about the education fund.

“We felt it was important students heard more about the causes they were supporting,” said Emma.

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