VIDEO: Fashion students turn museum courtyard into a catwalk to mark the end of the hugely successful Frayed exhibition in Great Yarmouth
11:36 13 March 2014
Textile students stitched together a fashion show to mark the end of the successful Frayed exhibition that drew high profile loans from across the country and was seen by around 10,000 visitors.
Amid a bank of flashbulbs and a public audience the students from Great Yarmouth College and East Norfolk Sixth Form College turned the courtyard at the Time and Tide Museum into a catwalk.
Celebrating the remarkable success of the exhibition, the students were invited to take part in a professional photo shoot and put on a Frayed fashion show to model their own designs.
Donna Harold, Yarmouth College BND fashion and textiles course leader said the students were “buzzing with enthusiasm” after the fashion shoot helping to raise the profile of their skills. The event gave them the opportunity to show and model their own uniquely designed and manufactured clothing inspired by a visit to the Frayed exhibition.
Meanwhile students from East Norfolk College descended the metal staircase into the courtyard and strutted their hand printed pieces and personal style.
Textiles teacher Theresa Budds said: “A group of 10 A level textiles students from the college showcased final garments from their independently themed projects. These pieces were the culmination of four months’ work and presented wide ranging approaches to design including knitting, natural-dyeing, up-cycling and digitally designed fabrics which are produced using our in-house fabric printer.”
Museum events co-ordinator Suzie Lay, said: “Through their experimentation and very individual approach to design, the students added a modern twist to the Frayed exhibition’s emotive and touching themes. They created an event which like the exhibition pieces themselves, pulled on many heartstrings and drew gasps of admiration in equal measure.
Frayed: Textiles on the Edge, was launched last October to coincide with World Mental Health Day. It boasted contemporary artwork from feted British artist Tracey Emin, and loaned work by textile artists Elizabeth Parker and Rosalind Wyatt from the V&A.
The centrepiece was a stitched rant from Yarmouth workhouse inmate Lorina Bulwer who vented her fury through angry embroidery.