The Textiles Department’s annual fashion show was held on the 19 March in the Fuse Media Centre. As usual it was a huge success with GCSE and A level students showing their exam pieces to an audience of parents, friends and staff. Our year 13 students showed a mini collection of their AS and A2 work, most people agreed that their work was exceptional, with a good range of interesting well-made evening and cocktail dresses from Rachel Armstrong, Jess Barker-Gilholme, Amber Hall, Becky Holmes, Pam Rowe, Jenna Rushmere-York and an angel costume with wings! Made by Lucy Rawlings.
Year 12 students also showed a range of beautiful dresses and a steam punk inspired coat. Year 11 designs were inspired by the swinging 60’s, Punk and Japanese Street Style, with garments as diverse as re-cycled denim dresses and jackets, dip dyed and hand painted jackets and tartan studded corset dresses. Robyn Wolfe decided to make soft furnishings and displayed her beautiful applique and patchwork cushion and bunting in an exhibition on the night.
Year 10 students worked hard to have their re-cycled denim, vintage inspired waistcoats finished in time to show on the night and the standard this year was very high. By taking part in the fashion show all students helped to raise £150 for the charity they had selected which was the NECCR ‘North of England Children’s Cancer Research’.
BTEC Production Arts students designed and made the set and helped stage the show on the night ensuring that everything ran smoothly. Jenna Rushmere-York and Lucy Rawlings deserve a special mention for all the hard work they put into the event. Also BIG thanks must go to Mr Wallman for taking the photographs, Mrs Domingue for front of house, Mr Linnell for his help and Mr Tim Smith for an endless supply of advice, support and practical help both before and on the night.
This year’s fashion show was a very special one for Mrs Duffy as it was her last before she retires in the summer. The evening was a huge success and a fitting end to 10 years of teaching textiles at Prudhoe Community High. Mrs Duffy said she was looking forward to being in the audience next year to enjoy the show as part of the audience!