Stu­dents’ imag­i­na­tions go wild

Macclesfield Express - - TIME TRIP - RHI­AN­NON MC­DOWALL

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

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