Last month, first year fashion students at City of Oxford College were given the chance to model their creations at the ReFashion Show.
The event, part of the ‘Recycle for Oxfordshire’ campaign, highlights the problem of disposable fashion to business, charities, students and volunteers alike. This was the ideal opportunity for the fashion students to showcase their work as their garments were designed to reflect social Issues that affect society today.
The students created pieces based on themes such as body image, social media, gender identity and women’s rights. Being able to model their own garments allowed the students to take pride in presenting their hard work.
Vanessa Esposito, fashion and textiles teacher said, “The event was excellent and I’m so pleased with the professionalism of the students. It was great for them to be able to present their work to friends and family as well as members of the public and businesses. It gave them a goal to work towards when making and designing their garments”