This June saw the Farnborough College of Technology Fashion Show take place to packed crowds in The Meads Shopping Centre, Farnborough.
Students from years one and two showed the work they had created during their time on the fashion and textiles course to an invited crowd of 160 guests including friends, family and future students.
Guest judges Geoff Cox (Top Model UK/Worldwide) Omar Mansoor, and Louise Rose visited the students at the College earlier in the day to begin the judging of their favourite garments. They also gave models and students advice on how to conduct their fashion show, and were present for the show. Other industry professionals in attendance included those our students had undertaken work experience with, including Boo Bridal, Surrey Arts Wardrobe, Beatrice Espinosa Bridal Gowns, Sew Busy, and Melanie Nelson Interiors.
Prize winners were:
Aimee Cooke – Best First Year Garment as selected by Louise Rose Couture
Eloise Hales – Most improved Student as selected by Sam Jones
Jeewan Thapa – Best Second Year Garment – As selected by Omar Mansoor
Awa Gueye – Best Second Year Collection – as selected by Geoff Cox.
The second year students organised the show, including the show programme, styling of the venue, goody bags, raffle prizes, and of course the design of their garments and collections. The Meads shopping centre kindly loaned the space to host the event and the students chose to support Phylis Tuckwell Hospice, raising £212.96 through the sale of raffle tickets and donations.
Former Farnborough fashion students Tazmin Porter and Abigail Willis-Cameron also helped with the selling of raffle tickets along with some of the current first students.
Course leader for fashion and textiles, Sam Jones, said:
“I’m really proud of what the students have achieved, they have worked exceptionally well as a team to put on the event and have surpassed my expectations when they have come to present their work to the public. They have conducted themselves in a professional manner at all times and been excellent ambassadors for both the fashion course and the college.”
“We are also extremely grateful to The Meads for allowing us to use their venue and for the continued support of our designers, industry professionals and Top Model UK/Worldwide. All the opportunities that these people have offered the students has meant that they are inspired to take their work to new levels. I look forward to seeing what next year’s fashion show will bring.”