Students from across North Herts take part in 23rd annual Recycled Fashion Show at Letchworth’s St Christopher School
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Students from across North Herts took part in the 23rd annual Recycled Fashion Show at Letchworth’s St Christopher School.
The catwalk show featured more than 70 costumes designed, made and modelled by pupils from St Francis’ and Wilbury in Letchworth, Baldock’s Knights Templar, Princess Helena in Preston and Whitehill, William Ransom, St Andrew’s and Priory in Hitchin – as well as St Christopher itself.
This year’s judging panel comprised fashion photographer and filmmaker Sølve Sundsbø, designer and stylist Sofia Prantera, fashion photographer Esther Haase, costumier Lydia Hardiman and artist Amanda Bloom.
And proceeds from the show is set to go to Practical Action, an international NGO using technology to challenge poverty in the developing world.
The overall winner for best costume was Rowan Bazley from St Christopher, with Georgia Owens, also from St Christopher, winning the best use of recycling materials prize for her costume ‘Splash’.
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Oisin Stanley-Stephenson from St Christopher won the A-level category, and the GCSE section was won by Knights Templar designer Amy Reid and model Niamh Wase.
Lower school was won by Rosie Semple Jones and Isobel Holt from St Christopher, and juniors was won by Izzy Lambert, David Ingram and Matthew Stancombe from Whitehill.
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St Christopher head Richard Palmer said: “The Recycled Fashion Show is a real highlight in the St Chris calendar and we’re delighted that in this, its 23rd year, so many children have taken part from different schools across the region.
“The theme of recycling has never been more important when faced with the realities of our environmental impact on the planet, and it’s brilliant to see how our young people respond to these challenges with creativity and ingenuity.”
The costumes from last Saturday’s competition went on show at Letchworth Community Museum yesterday, and will be exhibited there again on Thursday to Saturday – entry is free.