In September, BTEC Fashion students enjoyed a trip exploring London’s Square Mile, taking photographs as research and to inspire them in their creation of a sculptural garment based on the theme of the City.

The students also visited the 1920’s Jazz Age exhibition at the Fashion and Textiles Museum. The exhibition presents a glittering display of haute couture and ready to wear fashion from 1919 to 1929 from Paris and London to New York and Hollywood. Lower Sixth student Elise Copas really benefitted from the trip, “It was great to see the glamorous garments from this era, including flapper dresses, beaded evening wear and silk pyjamas. There were also illustrations from magazines and photographs which really brought home to us how important fashion was to women in the years after the Great War.”

Rhea Foster added, “The trip was very worthwhile and we now have lots of raw material to inspire us in creating our garments based on a City theme. I’m looking forward to getting started.”

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