Chesterfield students on the catwalk

. Photo by Charlotte East, East Photography
. Photo by Charlotte East, East Photography
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Fashion students showcased their talents during an event in Chesterfield.

From Dickens’ Miss Havisham through to Grecian imagery, Chesterfield College’s students drew on a wide range of inspiration for their show.

Collection by Level 3 Fashion student Lauren Edwards. Photo by Charlotte East, East Photography.

Collection by Level 3 Fashion student Lauren Edwards. Photo by Charlotte East, East Photography.

Held June 26 and June 27 the popular event featured works from a large number of fashion, hair and beauty students, from AS Level through to foundation and extended diploma.

Fashion student, Angela Smart from Clay Cross, had her collection modelled.

She said: “My collection is a modern twist on classic fairytales and takes inspiration from the book of short fiction, The Bloody Chamber.

“Putting the collection together is a lot of hard work but when I see the garments on the models I get a lump in my throat, it’s worth all of the effort in the end. When I finish this academic year I’m going to study Costume Design at Huddersfield University.”

Studying on the same Level 3 course, Charlotte Atkinson from Ashover has taken inspiration from country pursuits in her collection.

She said: “I’ve chosen to work with tweed for my collection to suit the country pursuits theme.

“The tutors encouraged me to push myself and it has been a lot of hard graft but I understand now that all of my efforts are worthwhile.”

The event was part of the college’s week-long arts festival where a range of art, film, fashion, hair and beauty exhibitions were on show.