Pre Worn Fashion

Fashion students showed off their sustainable designs in a competition aimed at encouraging clothes recycling.
The pre-worn fashion awards were sponsored by East Riding of Yorkshire Council to highlight the 3,000 tonnes of clothes sent by residents to landfill last year. This is equivalent to three million pairs of jeans.
The four entrants from the College were as follows:

  • Jess Neary used a donated men’s striped shirt and a ladies’ top to manipulate and create a new design for a springtime outfit
  • Gemma Carpenter turned a pair of cotton trousers into a dress
  • Jess Foy used an old valance and created a full length dress
  • Abigail Neale used a dress and a shirt to create a short dress with embellishments

Tutor Lorna King said: “All the girls deconstructed whole garments to develop understanding of the construction of a garment before designing new outfits. This included design sheets, mood boards and photography.
“Jess was selected as a runner up against the other learners from East Riding College and other colleges.
“She supported her design with research into sustainable fashion, design sheets and photography. “Whilst working on the outfit she demonstrated independence and commitment to project with a very successful outcome.”

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