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Pupils unveil 1960s inspired spring clothing

Scoill Vallajeelt pupils with fashion designer Calum Harvey, teacher Lesley Thatcher and some of the clothes they created

Scoill Vallajeelt pupils with fashion designer Calum Harvey, teacher Lesley Thatcher and some of the clothes they created

Scoill Vallajeelt pupils have unveiled their bespoke spring 2014 collection.

The children have been working with former Burberry designer Calum Harvey, who has taught them about the history of fashion and the skills that go into making clothes.

The 1960s inspired collection, which includes mini skirts, shift dresses, waistcoats, and ties, has gone on display in the school’s front entrance.

Calum explained that the children had brought back to life a range of used and unwanted clothing, material and accessories.

‘Through up-cycling and customising the material, the children had an opportunity to try techniques like dyeing, printing, weaving, cutting and making garments,’ Calum said.

‘Pupils from different year groups have all taken part in making their mark on the pieces that will be on display at the school during Island of Culture 2014.’

Saul Parry, aged 11, was surprised how much he enjoyed the process of designing and making clothes.

‘I’ve never done anything like it before,’ he said.

Charles Kinrade, 11, said: ‘It’s a great thing to learn and it’s quite good fun too.’

Aimee Wight and Libby Findlay, both 11, modelled some of the clothes for the media photo shoot.

They both agreed that they were impressed with the collection that had been created, with Libby saying: ‘Some of it is a bit crazy!’

 

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