Girl in a classroom at Prep Class At St Mary's Colchester in Essex

Incredible creations on the catwalk at St Mary’s Fashion Show

23 April 2019

Textiles students amazed audiences with their spectacular creations at the Senior School Fashion Show at the end of the Spring Term.

Girls in Years 8 to 11 showed poise and confidence as they modelled garments they had made themselves, in response to a variety of design briefs.

Audiences of family, friends, former and prospective pupils were enormously impressed as Year 8 girls modelled pyjamas they had made and Year 9 students showed off their upcycled festival wear. GCSE Textiles students modelled a special occasion garment inspired by another culture or theatre costumes, taking inspiration from shows such as Miss Saigon, Narnia and Aladdin.

We were delighted to welcome Philip Scoging, owner of international bridal wear company, Sacha James Bridal based in Hatfield Peveral, Essex. Mr Scoging worked closely with the Textiles department for the Year 10 Wedding Dress Competition and generously produced the three finalists’ garments for the audience to see on the catwalk. The winning gown will form part of Sacha James’ 2019/2020 collection. Well done to Eva and Emilia who were the runners up, and congratulations to Amelie for her winning design which was modelled by former St Mary’s student, Lily.

Mrs Vipond, Principal said “The Fashion Show was a real showcase of technical skills and design flair and demonstrated the girls’ ability to rise to the challenges of researching garments for inspiration, interpreting their ideas and developing their own creations using a choice of fabrics, techniques and details. We are extremely proud of everyone’s hard work!”

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