- Glittering fashion show at Kelvingrove to mark 10 years of working with Nurnberg partners.
- Fabulous student designs honour the 150yr legacy of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Glasgow Style.
Glasgow Kelvin College and B5 Modeschulen Nurnberg are still celebrating their successful Erasmus+ partnership ten years on!
To mark the anniversary, both colleges teamed up to stage a fabulous fashion show of students’ work at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum with the support of Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life.
Laura Boyd of STV compered the charity event ‘Fashion: Night At The Museum’ which raised funds for SAMH in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week.
Lord Provost of Glasgow Eva Bolander, co-hosted the dazzling evening showcasing students’ exquisite designs inspired by Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style.
The Lord Provost said:
“It was great to celebrate this amazing partnership marking a decade of collaboration between our colleges. Projects like these are the backbone of our twinning relationships and demonstrate the immense value of working internationally. I am proud to be a Patron.”
Guests of honour included the Mayor of Nurnberg, Dr Ulrich Maly, and his wife, Ms Petra Maly, a show Patron. They were joined by other dignitaries including Ms Gisela Schlenk, Principal of B5 Modeschulen Nurnberg.
Fashion Design and Manufacture students from both colleges worked tirelessly to produce a dynamic catwalk collection, drawing on skills and talents gained during their exchange experiences.
The show also featured work by Niamh Docherty of Our Lady’s High School in Motherwell who was crowned the Schools Competition winner. A contest to encourage promising, young designers.
The show was a team effort with involvement from students across the college, representing a range of disciplines, including events management, hairstyling, make-up, photography, film and sound.
Ms Petra Maly, Patron of the show and wife of the Mayor of Nurnberg, said;
“I am delighted about the 10th anniversary of this creative, successful and inspiring College partnership between Glasgow and Nurnberg which is being celebrated by a fantastic Fashion Show. For all participants, this is a true cross-cultural experience! I am a proud Patron and look forward to the next 10 years.”
Glasgow Kelvin College Principal, Alan Sherry, added;
“We are honoured to welcome our guests to Glasgow and delighted that the hard work of students from Nurnberg and Glasgow is being recognised in this way. Our students have collaborated to showcase impressive flair and talent in these exceptional collections and it is wonderful that friends, family and colleagues are able to get a flavour of their skills.
The importance of our partnership with the City of Nurnberg and the value of international knowledge exchange cannot be underestimated. It will continue to enrich the skills and life experience of our students as we build upon our ten years of highly successful collaboration.”
HN Fashion Design and Manufacture student, Maia Winton, said of her transnational exchange experience;
“To have been given the opportunity to go to Nuremberg in November was an unforgettable experience. I was able to improve my practical skills which has helped me greatly in class. It also gave me a chance to strengthen and create friendships with my peers in Germany and at college. I was able to experience different cultures and see parts of the world I otherwise wouldn't have. I really enjoyed my time in Nuremberg and would recommend this opportunity to anyone who gets the chance.”