CREATIVE students are hoping to make waves in the world of fashion when they stage a catwalk show inspired by the sea.
Models strutting their stuff in front of the audience next week will be wearing outfits incorporating a variety of maritime materials – including shells, netting, seaweed and washed up wood.
The themed fashion show – entitled Flotsam and Jetsam – will be held at the Northumberland College in Ashington on January 24.
It has been devised and put together by more than 100 creative art, hairdressing and beauty students at the college, under the guidance of their specialist tutors.
As well as raising money for the lifesaving work of the RNLI, the show will see students modelling clothing, make-up and hairstyles inspired by a mythical underwater world. Each student was given a plain shirt and challenged to customise it using objects and materials found underwater and on local beaches.
Patrick O’Doherty, the college’s programme area leader for creativity, said: “The show will bring together the creativity of the students in all three subject areas, and it has been a delight seeing them work together on what will be a fantastic event. Creating shows like this one is a great way to boost the creativity of the hair, beauty and fashion students, and make them realise how interlocked the subjects all are.”
The show is open to the public and anyone who wants to attend can turn up at the College Road campus from 6pm for a 6.30pm start.
There is a suggested entrance fee of £1, with proceeds going to the RNLI.