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Past inspires fashionistas of the future at Clarendon

Fashion students at Clarendon Sixth Form College complete creative ‘armour’ inspired clothing project with the help of students from across the college.

The garments, which are based on medieval knights’ and warriors’ dress, were designed as part of students’ ongoing qualification.

Once students had completed their garments, they were tasked with directing students from various departments to act as photographers, hair and makeup artists and models for the designs.

In keeping with the theme of the project, the students visited local greenspaces and landmarks such as Manchester Cathedral, which dates back to the late medieval period, to use as backdrops to their photoshoots.

Cherine Touhami, fashion and textiles student at Clarendon Sixth Form College, said: “I really enjoyed planning and working with other students from different courses at the college to photograph my garment. It also gave me a great insight into the fashion world and what it’s like to be a creative director.”

Ryan Boulton, fashion teacher at Clarendon Sixth Form College, said: “It’s important for students to experience how the fashion industry works behind the scenes. By organising and producing their own photoshoots they are building strong networking connections with other future creative practitioners, developing exciting portfolios and also having fun creating and celebrating their own work.”

To find out more about fashion and textiles courses at Clarendon Sixth Form College, visit the college website or call 0161 908 6600.