Wednesday, 24th May saw Glasgow Kelvin College’s amazing Fashion department stage yet another extravaganza at the atmospheric St Andrews In The Square, where non-advanced, advanced level and evening class students creative talents amazed the capacity audiences which attended each of the three shows.
With a myriad of colours, cuts, fabrics and textures, the Fashion Design & Manufacture students, and Millinery evening class students, treated the enthralled audiences to a marvellous display of style and couture which could knock the socks off many of today’s popular designers.
The Goody Goody Gumdrops Collection also featured the work of Sueli Pinheiro, a 14yr old pupil at Springburn Academy, whose delightful frothy design won the Schools Fashion Competition and was then manufactured and given life by the gifted students.
Themes of the show covered Goody Goody Gumdrops – a trend which takes inspiration from bubble gum pastel candy colours and styles; Ode to the Bard – a romantic fresh daywear collection inspired by the life and times of Rabbie Burns; World Explorer – a look at the sleek styles of the 1930s travelling and globe-trotting classes; Gothic Noir – a collection of sultry, sophisticated tailored pieces; and Icon – an imaginative collection of extravagant gowns based on student’s inspirational icons and heroes.
The spectacular show was fronted beautifully by Laura Boyd, STV Presenter and Personality, and the production featured the work of students from all over the College – Hair & Beauty, TV & Film Production, Photography, Sound Production …. the list is endless.
The day also had a serious side. As part of the student’s “Citizenship” studies, they elected to raise funds for the ‘Make Love Not Scars’ campaign which supports female survivors of appalling acid attacks in India, helping them to recover and creating learning and employment opportunities to allow them to rebuild their lives.
The students have, so far, raised a whopping £3,500 and there’s still more to come!
Overall, another fabulous event. Congratulations and very well done to all the students involved and especially to the staff who have supported them through this.