Student fashion on show

Fashion fundraiser ' some of the designs that were on show at a charity catwalk show at Northallerton College, from left, Sue Gibson-Jones, Charlotte Powell and Jess Hugill. (s)
Fashion fundraiser ' some of the designs that were on show at a charity catwalk show at Northallerton College, from left, Sue Gibson-Jones, Charlotte Powell and Jess Hugill. (s)

STUDENTS fashioned an annual fundraiser as they hit the catwalk with their latest designs to help a local charity.

Northallerton College textile students exhibited GCSE, AS and A2 designs and Year 10 coursework at an annual fundraiser in the school hall.

This year the beneficiary was Chopsticks, a Northallerton charity which helps disabled adults with work-based day care in the Hambleton and Richmondshire area.

The fashion show offered an mix of designs ranging from wedding dresses to dance outfits.

Students and staff modelled the clothes before an enthusiastic audience raising £265 for the charity.

Head of textiles Linda Breckon said: “We like to do something every year for the community and it is also a great experience for the students to have their work shown on the catwalk.

“Chopsticks does a lot of good work in the community and I know has lost funding this year because of the public spending cuts, so we are delighted to be able to donate these proceeds to the cause.”

Christina Haggard, 17, of Northallerton, showed off her brightly coloured dress inspired by spring blooms.

“It was a lot of hard work getting ready for the show but as soon as I saw it on the catwalk I realised it was worth the effort,” she said.