Students Hold Fashion Show at Princes Mead Shopping Centre

Students from our Fashion Diploma held a Fashion Show at the Princes Mead Shopping Centre in Farnborough this June.

The show attracted an audience of over 250 to the catwalk event at the central Farnborough shopping centre. There were 24 students exhibiting over a hundred garments which were modelled by nearly 70 models.

The models were friends and students from other courses and other colleges, who spent the day preparing at college and then rehearsing from 6pm once the venue had closed to customers, with the catwalk show starting at 7.30pm. The models catwalked down the steps into the food hall space, up the ramp and around the upper level ending up by ‘Game’.

The show was attended by top designers: Omar Mansoor, Louise Butland – from Lousise Rose Couture – and Natalie Gladman – from Madiline Isaac James – who chose students to be awarded prizes. The Best in Show Award went to Megan Park, age 18 of Farnborough. Best Styled Outfit went to Alice Klein, aged 17 of Basingstoke. Josie Puckett won Best 2nd Year Student and Best 1st Year went to Amber Hart.

All of the students have been offered places on degree courses in fashion, Fashiontextiles, costume design and fashion styling at top Universities, including the London College of Fashion.

The show was recorded and relayed live to big screens around the venue by Media students, whilst Photography students photographed the designers’ wonderful creations. Hair and beauty staff and students helped prepare the models.

Course leader, Samantha Jones said:

“It was great to celebrate such fantastic work and have inspirational designers there to see the students’ work. It was a fabulous team effort, a tribute to all of those who helped make it such a successful event.”

Vanessa Johnson of Princes Mead said:

“I attended the event at the ‘Wind Tunnel Project’ last year and was so impressed that we offered to host the show this year, I am so glad it all worked out, the students did a fantastic job!”

Deputy Principal, Heather Ramsdale, said:

“The fashion show was fantastic, a tribute to the hard work of the students and staff, I understand that all of the students have gained offers from the Universities of their choice and I have no doubt they will go on to great things.”

Head of Media & Creative Arts, Lawrence Magee, said:

“Course Leader, Sam Jones, is an inspirational teacher, she has arranged work experience on the Top Model Shows, arranged visits to designer Zandra Rhodes, exhibitions at the Design Museum, Fashion and Textile Museum and Alexander McQueen Exhibition, it has inspired students to make the wonderful garments on display at this truly creative event.”

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