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Amazing what you can create with waste paper and imagination (s)
Amazing what you can create with waste paper and imagination (s)
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Environmentally friendly outfits lit up the catwalk as creative high school students showed off their designs.

Pupils at St Augustine’s, Billington, designed clothes and accessories that recycled and re-used items that would otherwise be thrown away.

With skirts made from plastic cups, newspaper frocks and bottle top jackets, this year’s fashion students really pushed the boundaries.

The show was compered by Nathan McGAhey and Pippa Cottrill, with dozens of quirky outfits showcasing the design skills of the pupils who gave up lunchtimes and spent time after school on the project.

As well as designing and making the outfits, pupils also modelled their creations on the catwalk.

Mrs Silcock, the fashion show producer, said: “The pupils have spent hours and hours producing some fantastic pieces and I am sure they have also learned a lot about the importance of recycling. The project has also raised some interesting discussions about ethical sourcing of clothing in the UK.”

The show also provided an opportunity for the young designers to be inspired for a future in the design industry, with St Mary’s College in attendance, showing off some of the A Level work of former pupils.

Headteacher Michael Wright said: “This was a wonderful evening which showcased the talent and creativity of our pupils.

“Lancashire has an excellent reputation for textile design and fashion, and the Eco-Fashion show provides an opportunity to consider design in a sustainable manner.”

The event also raised money for Raising for Rohan, a local MS charity.

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Amazing what you can create with waste paper and imagination (s)

One of the models demonstrates Eco-Fashion (s)