Catwalk collections wow at college fashion show

Fashion students at Chesterfield College held their annual fashion show in the college's Heartspace showcasing a range of outfits they have created inspired by African tribes, sportsmen, rainforests and insects.

Thursday, 16th June 2016, 12:27 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:41 pm

Audiences were treated to a visual spectacle of outfits created along the themes of ‘Regency Fashion’ and ‘Abstract Gardens’ as well as a collection inspired by Alexander McQueen.

Students from each level of the fashion and design courses produce garments for the show to demonstrate the range of skills and techniques they get to develop during their time at college.

Final year student, Penny Black’s wonderful collection of daywear inspired by moths features faux fur, leatherette and wool. Penny comes from a creative family of women who have worked in the fashion industry. Her mother was a fabric designer and her grandmother a lingerie designer which is where she believes her passion for shape and texture in clothes comes from that led her to win a place at DeMontfort University in Leicester on a contour fashion course.

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April Spence’s collection was perhaps the most economical and vibrant of the show made entirely from reused fabric found in charity shops and roll-ends costing just £30. April was inspired by the colour and textures in the garments of Ethiopian tribes after she did some research on Africa.

Fashion tutor Laura Crawley said: “The students don’t just think about the clothes the models will wear they have to style them too to come up with hair and make-up that creates a stunning look which works with the clothes they are wearing to get their creations noticed.”