Glamorous Deesiders strut their stuff on the catwalk

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Two Banchory students took to the catwalk for one of North East Scotland College’s most glamorous nights of the year on June 3.

The women, both HND Textiles students at the college, strutted their stuff at the annual end of year Fashion Show in the Gallowgate campus’ Basement Studio.

Rachel Clark (26) and Louise Fraser (20) modelled their own creations, which they had designed and made during the course.

Louise said: “It was really exciting being able to take part in the show and work on the styling of the whole event.”

It was also revealed on the night that the duo will have their designs displayed in the window of an Aberdeen vintage retailer this summer.

Art, Design and Textiles Curriculum and Quality Manager Janice Scott explained, “This year we challenged our HNC students to investigate how the club culture of the 1980s influenced the catwalk from style tribes such as New Romantic, Punk and Bohemian.

“Vintage is a common theme among the HND Year 2 students’ creations as they have been working with Aberdeen-based vintage retailer Peapod to investigate antique objects such as jewellery, accessories, glass and crockery in order to develop patterns and embellishments for occasion wear dresses.”

Rachel said: “It was great to see everyone’s garments finished and it was also really interesting to see what the other classes have been working on during the year.”

As a result of their work with Peapod, three students were offered the chance to display their dresses in the shop’s Rosemount window and create the look of the whole window display. Banchory’s Rachel and Louise were selected for this honour alongside fellow student Erin Thomson.