CLOTHING made by present and past pupils was shown off on the catwalk to an appreciative crowd at a school’s first fashion show since 2004.
Outfits created by current and former GCSE and BTEC students were modelled at the show held at Harrow High School in Gayton Road, Harrow, on Wednesday last week, with the title ‘Back? To The Future!!!’.
Organiser Ruth Duncan, advanced skills teacher of textiles and technology, said: “We had about 20 models from years seven to 10 and the collection was split into five sections: quirky day, dusk, evening, special occasion and futurist.
“Some of the models had to model their own dresses because they were made to measure – they were bespoke. None of the items had been shown before.”
Students acted as the front and back of house teams and hosted the event, and between each section other pupils, such as guitarists, a pianist, and the school’s basketball academy, performed to give their classmates time to change into the next round of clothes.
Among the audience were parents, carers, students, governors and the Deputy Mayor of Harrow, councillor Camilla Bath. The event raised £276 for The Willow Foundation, the school’s chosen charity.
Miss Duncan said: “The audience loved it. They couldn’t believe the students had made the clothes themselves.
“Some of them are beautiful dresses, especially in the special occasion category.
“I’m ecstatic about how it went. The learners could not have done more.
“We wanted to celebrate what has happened at Harrow High School.”