On Friday 20th March over 180 students participated in the Regis School’s annual Fashion Show and product design exhibition; a very well supported and hugely successful evening.
The product design exhibition was a valuable opportunity for A level students to show their outstanding final products. The students choose their own brief for Year 13, two choosing to make state of the art work stations and one making stunning furniture for a child. The standard of work seen was excellent, showing a maturity in designing furniture for specific users and in the quality of finished work. Year 12 were set the briefs of lighting and making promotional products, again the final pieces were completed to a very high standard.
The evenings’ Fashion Show saw students of all ages, including Year 5 students from Southway Primary School, modelling their own fashion designs on the catwalk. A wide range of creative ideas and professionally produced items were seen, from the upcycling projects undertaken by the textiles masterclass students in key stage 3 through to skirts and full outfits produced for GCSE coursework and finishing with the superb day and evening dresses created and modelled by the A level textiles students. The quality of the work seen is a true reflection of the continued outstanding results achieved by textiles students at The Regis School.
Head of Textiles, Freda Heywood says, ‘we were extremely proud of our students tonight, not only for the high quality, original pieces they made but also for the professional way they showed off their designs on the catwalk’.
This brilliant evening not only gave students the opportunity to show their finest work, but also raised over £750 for the charity Cherished Gowns for Angel Babies, which provides outfits for babies born too soon or born asleep. These are made from donated wedding gowns and provide some comfort for families at this difficult time. If anyone would like to donate their wedding dress please get in touch with Freda Heywood through the school.