Models turn students' work into catwalk class

7th July 2006 at 01:00
Fashion students showed they were the cream of the crop when they displayed their creations at their end-of-year show, writes Joseph Lee.

Professional models sashayed down the catwalk with clothing, accessories and lingerie all designed by Bradford College students.

Second-year national diploma student Natalie Eloi was working on the theme of the natural world, and chose a plum colour for the outfit of a crop-top and trousers, pictured above. Tutor Angela Loftus said: "The Fashion Show is the highlight of the year for the students. It is the culmination of all their hard work and allows them to show off all they have learned while being at the college."

This year's students will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of successful alumni such as Colin Wolfenden. He started his own clothing label, Bent Corrupt, whose designs have been worn by celebrities from Robbie Williams to Tom Cruise.

But he has also become the star of Channel 4 lifestyle show Fairy Godfathers, in which he dispenses style advice to hapless husbands and boyfriends.

The show also included the work of children from nearby schools, given the opportunity to display their creativity on the catwalk as part of a college-run competition.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today