Students model for 25th annual recycled fashion show
PUBLISHED: 10:01 09 March 2019
Nick Gibbons firstname.lastname@example.org
Students from schools across Letchworth, Hitchin and Baldock came together for St Christopher School's 25th annual recycled fashion show on Saturday.
The catwalk show featured more than 80 costumes designed, made and modelled by primary and secondary school students. Each outfit was created using recyled materials.
Schools taking part were Whitehill Junior, William Ransom Primary, St Andrew’s C of E Primary and Hitchin Girls’ in Hitchin, Princess Helena College in Preston, Knights Templar in Baldock and Fearnhill and St Christopher schools in Letchworth.
Head of St Chris Richard Palmer said: “The recycled fashion show has been a highlight of the St Chris calendar for 25 years, and the reason that it has been at the heart of school life for so long is because it represents the very best of what we believe in as a community.
“I am always amazed by the high levels of creativity and individuality and the multitude of different costume ideas that respond to each year’s theme.
“Together the schools who take part celebrate and encourage creativity across the curriculum, supporting children to develop confidence and self-belief.
“In a consumer-focussed world where fast fashion is readily available, it is reassuring to know that the next generation of designers, inventors and problem-solvers tackle the environmental challenges we all face with such creativity and resourcefulness.”
The theme for this year’s show was New Frontiers: Visions of the Future. Between one and four students formed the design team for each costume, and spent weeks designing and creating them using recycled materials.
An expert judging panel selected design team Ollie Barker, Dulcie Rogers, Lara McCarthy and Amelie Smith as their junior winners. In the lower school category, Maisie Semple Jones took home the prize, and Tyler Owens was the GCSE winner.
The A-level winner was Zoe Holmstoel and Alfie Willer-Watson won the prize for best overall use of recycled materials, while Georgia Owens won best overall design.
Proceeds from this year’s show are being donated to the Best Before Café, Letchworth.
Some of the costumes will be displayed in an exhibition at the Letchworth Community Museum from this Saturday until Sunday, March 17.