Ascot fashionistas show off their creations

Published: 3 Jun 2014 12:300 comments

STUDENTS in the textiles department at a Sunningdale school showcased their talents during a fashion show.

The youngsters from Years 10 to 13 at Charters School, in Charters Road, began the evening by sashaying down the catwalk in their own creations, cheered on by an audience made up of their friends, parents and teachers.

The students designed and created their individual pieces – which varied from skirts to evening gowns and children’s toys to cushions – and chose different tracks of music to complement their design briefs.

Head of department Pauline Walker was very proud of the girls taking part and said: “They are a talented and motivated group of students who have worked hard in lessons and put in many extra hours after school with me to complete their practical work.”

The youngsters are pictured, above, in some of the designs.

Year 13 textile technology A-level student Charlotte Sawdon added: “We have worked so hard on our A-level projects so it was great to be able to show our work at the fashion show.”

Following the students’ display, the company Travelling Trends held a fundraising catwalk show at the event earlier this month.

Bringing to the school rails of clothes from top high street brands, they recruited teachers and sixth form students to model their wares in a light-hearted, upbeat show.

After the raffle, it was time to try on the clothes and make purchases – of which the school kept 10% of the sales.

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