student transforms trash into high fashion
creative student from Burnham-On-Sea was among a group who staged
a unique fashion show and photography exhibition earlier this
week using an environmentally friendly theme.
The aptly named 'Trash to Fashion' show and exhibition took place
at Weston College's University Campus and was a combination of
efforts from over 30 students studying the Creative and Media
created costumes from recycled products and showcased their photography
and film projects to highlight the importance of saving the planet
and the damage being done to it.
Burnham student April Tomlin, pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"This course gave me the chance to stay in education and
it has really built up my confidence, I feel ready to progress
to the next stage."
The group started planning the show in November last year and
were asked to consider venue, costings, marketing and costumes
with all ideas collated into the final production.
crisp packet dress and bodice, designed by Jayde Reed, aged 17,
pictured right, was a huge hit on the catwalk.
designs included a bin bag dress in the style of Lady GaGa, a
skirt made from old postcards and an outfit made from CDs and
students successfully managed the show from planning through to
production, covering promotion, ticket sales and all costume design.
The show is the final outcome of the students last unit
of work for the Diploma in Creative and Media.
one year course enables students to develop a broad understanding
of different creative industries and introduces them to a variety
of techniques and processes within art, design and media.
Coralie Kyriacou, Lecturer for the Creative and Media Diploma,
said: "Most of the students started this course with a very
limited knowledge of any of the disciplines we have covered this
year but they have worked so hard to bring together their individual
arts disciplines to make the unique Trash to Fashion