Students’ imaginations go wild
MODELS took to the catwalk to show off the lat- est fashion designs by students at Macclesfield College.
The gender neutral collection, produced by students on the UAL Extended Diploma, was shown at Macclesfield Town Hall for the course’s end of year showcase.
The students produced their designs using a wide range of skills, from flat pattern cutting to creative shape making, to develop unique silhouettes, which were modelled by friends at the final catwalk event.
Some designs were knitted, hand embroidered, hand silk screened or digitally printed.
Student Alfred Jackson, who will go on to study fashion at The University of Salford in September, said: “The fashion course has been the best decision I have ever made.
“The course briefs allow you to respond with your own individual point of view. I have always been encouraged to dig deep into myself to develop my own individual concepts that are personal to me. I have developed skills that have helped me to find my creative handwriting as a designer.
“From working on the course these past two years I have built up a strong portfolio and I’m looking forward to starting university.”
Year one UAL fashion student Olivia Burns, who will return for the second year in September, said: “It was amazing and very emotional seeing everyone’s designs on the catwalk. It has been an incredible journey.”
Angela Devoti, course leader at the college, said: “I want to congratulate all the fashion students for all their hard work, dedication, passion and creativity; they are all of an exceptional and incredible group of talent.
“The students have all embraced the fashion pathway and have brought so much energy to the course.
“My role has always been to teach pure skills and to help students to develop their individuality with confidence.
“Seeing each student putting all their instincts and all their feeling so openly and honestly into their work, I really couldn’t ask for anything else.
“They complete the course and leave with strong skills and belief in their own vision and this is why our alumni continue to be so successful at university and go into the industry and gain fantastic positions.
“I wish them all every success, it really has been an honour and a privilege to be part of their journey.”
A choice of outfits by Samanatha Bunting
The work of Kezia Mahoney
Alfred Jackson did this design
Sabine Hussain’s creation