Our Fashion and Textiles students saw their hard work pay off this April as their fantastic creations were walked down the Top Model runway.
Students designed a number of garments as part of their course and selected designs were featured in the ‘Natural Beauty’ category of the Top Model event. As well as providing garments for the event, students were part of the dressing team and helped get the models ready for the catwalk.
See all of our students’ designs here:
Photos taken by Colin Chau
Fashion and Textiles Lecturer, Sam Jones, commented:
“This is the fourth year that the students and I have worked with Top Model as their dressing team. The students have to attend several fitting sessions with designers before the event. Here they work with the shows fashion designers and models to ‘fit’ the garments to be shown, sometimes this means making garment adjustments.”
“The show days are two very long days, we are at the venue from 9am and get home after midnight! During these days the dressers organise the entire backstage area, models are assigned numbers and all the garments that they will be wearing are organised onto the correct rails. This sounds like a simple task but when you have at least 40 models per show with three outfit changes there are a lot of garments to get into place.”
“There is little time to stop and take a break during the show days but I have to say I’m extremely proud of the students who worked professionally behind the scenes to ensure that the shows ran smoothly. To top it all, the students’ garments closed the show on the Friday evening as they were asked for the second year to dress one of the walks in the Natural Beauty category.”
“Their garments looked fantastic walking down the runway, it was a very proud and special moment to see their hard work being rewarded. Geoff Cox, the Top Model Show Producer, was very pleased with the students input and is looking forward to working with the students next year.”