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Fife College Students Take on the Catwalk

Fashion and make up artistry students from Fife College have proved they can rise to the challenge by showcasing striking designs at an eco-friendly fashion show held recently.
NC Fashion Design and Manufacture student, Kelly Braid

​The eco fashion show was featured at the Fife Environmental Partnership Conference and Fair, hosted by Fife College, at the College’s Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline.

The audience was blown away by the standard of work produced recently by fashion students and the level of creativity. The outfits had been produced using sustainable recycled fabrics relating to various day-to-day topics. This included ‘Wedding’, ‘Leisure’, ‘Day’, ‘Clubbing’, and ‘Evening Wear’ themes.

The students - some of which just started College in August, were thrilled to be involved in the event where they assisted with modelling, styling and dressing.

Kelly Braid, (36) from Kirkcaldy was thrilled when she was asked to be a model in the fashion show. Kelly is currently studying NC Fashion Design and Manufacture and was excited to take part in a real life fashion event so early into her course. Said Kelly: “I have wanted to do fashion since I was eighteen years old but decided to hold off until my children had grown up a bit. I was so excited when I enrolled into the course and was told that my class were taking part in the fashion show. This is great experience and has made me so excited to continue the course.”

Nathan’s Wastesavers, one of the UK’s largest textile recycling companies based in Denny, donated recycled textiles and clothes which allowed current NC Fashion Design and Manufacture students to style outfits to showcase on the catwalk based on the topic of ‘Work’.

HND Make Up Artistry students worked closely with the fashion students to prepare striking looks to complement the outfits for the fashion show.

Christine Robson, Fashion lecturer at Fife College is thrilled with the success of the event. Said Christine: “This event is a great opportunity to showcase our student fashion design talent and use that standard of work to really inspire new students, to show them what they can achieve.”

The Fife Environmental Partnership Conference and Fair, organised by Fife Council brings together community groups, social enterprises, business, public bodies, Councillors, Fife Council staff, funding partners and members who showcase their carbon reduction and environmental projects as well as enabling and encouraging partnership projects and the sharing of project information.

Cllr John Wincott, Fife Council’s Environment and Transport Spokesperson, said: “This was an outstanding event that brought a range of groups together to share learning and help establish future low carbon projects. 

“In Fife Council, we already have a whole range of projects from an Anaerobic digester to a brand new wind turbine, and we are looking to work closely with communities to develop even more low carbon initiatives. As well as showcasing and sharing major innovations going on within Fife, this conference also inspired all those involved to take a moment to think about the waste we produce in our daily lives, and identify easy steps to make a bigger difference and recycle more creatively.

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