Upcycled Fashion Show 2017

On Thursday 23rd March, a large and excitable audience clapped and cheered with delight as they saw 26 creative and glamorous outfits modelled on the catwalk in the Princess Hall, for College's annual Upcycled Fashion Show.

All the innovative garments were made from rubbish or from unwanted textiles. Each outfit was utterly different, but all were a celebration of the girls’ creativity, visionary thinking and problem-solving skills.

This year’s winner of the ‘Upcycled Category’ was Lara Pearson (LC3), who impressed the judges with her very stylish and skillful transformation of a stretch jersey dress and a crocheted waistcoat into a layered top. Naomi Townsend (UC4) won the ‘Trashion Category’, wowing the judges with her ingenious use of polypockets and safety pins to construct a stunning pair of transparent trousers and a mesh top.

Each Junior House submitted a group entry into the ‘House Trashion Category’. Here we saw the products of successful teamwork and a great deal of perseverance!

The top three places in the ‘House Trashion Category’ were awarded to Sidney Lodge, who used their garment to highlight the environmental impact of plastics in the ocean and claimed first place, Farnley Lodge who came in second and St Austin's who took third.

Our thanks to our guest judge Christina Pettigrew, from Caroline Charles, Cheltenham, and to Sweaty Betty for providing prizes for the winners.

Miss Brandon, Art and Design Teacher