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News: Nottingham College Fashion Students on The Catwalk for The First Time Since 2019.

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Students explored themes and issues important to them and reflected this in their show and collections, for example the impact of fast fashion.
Students explored themes and issues important to them and reflected this in their show and collections, for example the impact of fast fashion.

On the 21st of June, our Fashion students revealed their impressive and intricate designs with models and music during our End of Year catwalk show at the historic St Mary’s Gate Church.
The catwalk took place for the first time since 2019 and we were excited to welcome audiences back to celebrate the hard work of our students in person. 

Level 3 Fashion student, Poppy Pink, who was recently awarded a Highly Commended’ accolade at the 2022 Nottingham Young Creative Awards, showed us her garments that she made as part of a sustainability project. She said, I have completely recycled and upcycled from everything we have used this year.

I made my denim jeans and did some embroidery on the back. And I crocheted my whole top, wove into it with the denim from the jeans and then repurposed an old shirt with sleeves and sewed on some denim scraps from making these jeans. 

 — Poppy Pink — Fashion Student

The various fashion influences within the show could be clearly found in the sheer range of clothing styles, colours and materials featured. Their inspirations ranged from the fun-filled raving 60s, with one student incorporating hair spray into the show, to important and complex social issues such as fast fashion, patriarchal society and cultural identity. 

Eradicating fast fashion was a recurring theme. The show opened with a political demonstration with a dozen students holding placards against fast fashion as well as other significant societal issues, whilst another student made a statement in the show to raise awareness of ocean pollution by creating ocean-like garments with material litter carefully sewn into it. 

The catwalk encapsulated a wealth of different thoughts, ideas, and subcultures, with students finding unique ways to create and portray their feelings in their designs, illustrating the vast diversity within the College. 

Sofia Shafiq, who has just completed her FdA Fashion Foundation Degree with us, said her designs were inspired to encourage the liberation of fashion for people who have previously struggled to express themselves and their cultural identities. When discussing her aims for her collection, she said, To create a contemporary mix of fashion for people from all backgrounds and ethnicities to wear,”.

This collection should remind us that we can be whoever we want and to accept one another for who we are. 

 — Sofia Shafiq (centre), Level 5 Fashion Student.

End of Year Creative Shows 2022:

For the first time since 2019 our in-per­son shows are back for and open to the public 2022

Celebrating the work of our creative students from across our Art, Design, Fashion, Media, Hair, Beauty and Photography courses, our End of Year Shows are a fantastic show­case allowing visitors to explore the work of our talented students and meet our creative talent of the future. 

If you’re inspired by the fantastic work from our fashion students, then why not join us in September? There are still places left on a range of courses and applying online is easy. 

Click here to find out more and apply online.

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  • 28th June 2022 (1:14 PM)
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