DEDICATED followers of fashion have been staging their own catwalk show.
Four teenagers have been showered with praise for their hard work after the success of a fashion show they organised.
Year 10 pupils, Tashii Miller and Courtney Barnstone, from Dene Community School of Technology, and Kate Lackenby and Katie Jackson, from St Bede’s RC School in Peterlee, are studying for a creative and media diploma at East Durham College.
The 15-year-olds, who attend the college five hours a week, were responsible for producing their own catwalk show, from initial paper designs to transforming ideas into outfits.
They organised the show, recruiting some of the music and performance students from the college to help out, and scouted for models.
Each student chose their own theme to work towards, which were The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Burlesque meets Alice in Wonderland, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Anastacia.
Courtney, said: “I chose the theme A Midsummer Night’s Dream as I felt it was imaginative and I knew I could run away with the idea. The process as a whole was hard but loads of fun.”
Katie, who based her fashion collection around Anastacia, said: “The show was nerve-wracking, especially before we went on stage, but once I got on there it was fine.”
Amanda Gregory, performing arts lecturer at the college, said: “I was really proud of all four students. They did exceptionally well, especially considering none of them have experience within fashion.
“They started with the initial concept back in November so it has been a long seven-month progress to get to the finished show, which demonstrates the huge amount of hard work they have put into it.”