College fashion show held with Joy Division backdrop
FASHION students at Macclesfield College have celebrated the 300th anniversary of Charles Roe’s birthday.
Students also marked the 35th anniversary of the death of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis by presenting their fashion show in Martin O’Neill’s Joy Division photography exhibition space inside Charles Roe House.
Year Two fashion student, Amy Edwards, said: “The show was incredible, it couldn’t have been any more successful.
“The music and the location was perfect! I have thoroughly enjoyed my time completing my Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion and by showcasing my work in Charles Roe House. This gave me the opportunity to show that all my hard work over the past two years has paid off.”
Another Year Two fashion student, Abbey Mills, said: “The show allowed me to show off my work from my final year and it was a happy and exciting event, but also sad as my time at college has come to an end.
“I am looking forward to starting my degree course in London.”
Clare Peacock, also a student in Year Two, said: “The fashion show was amazing. Just looking at our outfits come to life on the catwalk was so emotional.”
Course leader Angela Devoti was full of praise, for the students.
She said: “The fashion show was an extraordinary experience, showcasing all the students hard work and creativity inside Charles Roe’s House was a real moment for everyone.
“This year I have been working closely with Julie Hamer of Incubation arts.
“I am fully supportive of all her amazing work in turning Charles Roe House into an arts and cultural centre with the aim of promoting creativity and to bring a permanent Joy Division exhibition space to the house.
“She has worked tirelessly to get things moving and I was so happy to hear Incubation Arts were awarded £25,000 from Cheshire East to develop their bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund.”
Last month marked the 35th anniversary of Ian Curtis passing and a photographic exhibition by Martin O’Neill was exhibited at Charles Roe House as part of tributes.
Julie Hamer, of Incubation Arts, said: “The talent from the students at the Macclesfield College End of Year Fashion Show was of an exceptional quality and a joy to watch.
“Incubation Arts were proud to be able to host the end of year show.”
●● Fashion students displayed their work in a catwalk show at Charles Roe House