A new wave of fashion from students

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A RANGE of eye-catching designs were displayed as part of a fashion show at a Wigan shopping centre.

Students from Wigan and Leigh College’s extended diploma and foundation degree in fashion and clothing courses too to the catwalk to reveal the best of their work.

The fashion show at the Grand Arcade

The fashion show at the Grand Arcade

The aspiring designers worked on a recycling project in conjunction with Wigan and Leigh Hospice who donated men’s shirts for them to use as their source material.

After going through the design development process, the students produced their own blouse pattern and then had the challenging task of cutting up and using the men’s shirts for their final garment.

A spokesman for Wigan and Leigh College said: “The project has been a great success, it had raised the student’s awareness of ethical fashion issues and also made them aware that they can produce creative and wearable designs by recycling existing garments and it has encouraged them to now visit charity shops when out on a shopping trip.

“It is an exciting time for all the students to showcase their designs to the general public as well as family and friends and the college is sure that they will be impressed by the creativity and standard of the work that is produced within the department.”