Rushmoor Fashion Show
Posted on Tuesday 27 November 2012
Students assist Lady Mayoress with charity event
On Saturday 24 November, the College was delighted to be closely involved with the Lady Mayoress’s Fashion Show held at the Princes Hall, Aldershot, in aid of charity. The Mayoress, Norma Crerar organised the show in aid of three deserving charities; Parity for Disability, Step by Step (well known to so many in the College who have raised funds for this brilliant cause over several years) and The Source Cafe.
A2 photographers Melissa Winder, Briginia Gyamfi, Francesca Page and Ruby Tindall - all with a keen interest in fashion - were the official photographers for the event. Together they captured the preparations leading up to the Show before working on the catwalk processions which displayed garments by High Street retailers like Dorothy Perkins and Top Shop together with local designers who were exhibiting their new fashion ranges. The following seven eager Textile students modelled the clothes: Liberty Cranham, Robyn Salvi, Amy West, Megan Barnett, Nicole Magnus, Lucy Howe, Alex Keeling and Dean Leal.
In addition to modelling in the show itself the Mayoress was keen to showcase some of our Textile Students work in the main foyer of the Princes Hall and the reception room for the show. A large display of colourful Fashion garments created by our students and a series of work boards displayed the creative journey from design ideas to fashion concepts. The following students work was celebrated: Ella Row, Rebecca O'Driscoll, Alice Phillips, Honor Anderson, Saffron Shepherd, Beth Robinson, Sarah Woollett, Lauren Hinge, Hannah Mills, Emily Usher; Jenny Marsden and Marissa Fernandes did a fantastic job helping to display all of the work on Saturday.
After the Show, Councillor Barbara Hurst had this to say: ’For the past few weeks, I and my colleagues Cllr David Clifford and Cllr Sue Carter, have had the great pleasure of working with, and getting to know, a wonderful group of your students as we rehearsed for the Mayoress’s Charity Fashion Show. It was a huge commitment time-wise and often frustrating because of constant changes, but your students were unfailingly good-humoured and kept our spirits up even during those times. They are a great credit to the College and fine ambassadors. You should be proud of them.’
We are! Thank you to all involved, especially to Becky Barnes who made such a huge contribution to the success of this special event.