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Fashion Students Showcase 'Positively Plymouth' Designs

Alice Smyth, Jessica Dyer and Billie Cox were invited to showcase their Plymouth inspired collection at Cheltenham Fashion Week.

Plymouth College of Art fashion students were invited to put together a collection for Cheltenham Fashion Week. The designs, showcased as part of the student fashion show held at the Gloucestershire College Cheltenham Campus on Tuesday 18th September, included 9 garments created completely independently by the students.

Alice Smyth, Jessica Dyer and Billie Cox, all second year fashion students, were selected to participate in the event following on from the success of their fabulous designs created entirely from ‘Burts Crisps’ packets, which made a splash at the Cheltenham Festival in March.

The new collection entitled ‘Positively Plymouth’ is based on the concept of Plymouth through time, taking inspiration from the changes in the city over the past 100 years. Billie Cox said “We started by looking at the art deco era in the 20's at all the buildings and surrounds, and also how everything is so classic and beautiful. We then looked at the war era and how demolished Plymouth was, the poor people with their lives burnt to the ground. However as a contrast we wanted to look at the re-build of the city and the people. I think our concept works really well, and makes a difference as we are from Plymouth going to Cheltenham!”

“It is so exciting that we got asked to be in Cheltenham Fashion Week, we didn't even

Cheltenham Fashion Week is supported by Gloucestershire College and George Davies, the founder of George at Asda, Next and Per Una at Marks and Spencer. Various schools, colleges and students will participate in the evening fashion show for designers from age 16 upwards, and will compete for a cash prize for their school along with individual prizes. For further details on Cheltenham Fashion Week visit http://www.cheltenhamfashionwe... think it would happen or that as a group we would be good enough! I am so glad and proud of us for producing the work we have.”