The year's theme is The Great Gatsby and students have created a
range of accessories depicting the ostentatious glamour of the
1920s. Using a colour palette of black, gold and silver with
accents of colour they have produced hair pieces, bags and
Student, Shane Donnelly, 26 from Bedlington said: "It is a
fantastic opportunity, not only to see our pieces come to life on
the catwalk but to meet people in the business too. You never know
what opportunities may arise as a result of this show.
"I was approached by the winner of last year's Miss Newcastle,
Shannen Steinson, to create outfits for her quest to become Miss
England 2014. I created a puffball dress using pages from Catherine
Fashion lecturer Rachel Burns said: "We were thrilled to be
given the opportunity by Tyne Tees Models to work on a live project
and I'm so proud of the progress the students have made and the
artwork they have produced."
The Level 3 Art and Design Diploma in Fashion and Textiles
students Shane Donnelly, India Shaw, Bethany Metcalfe, Lana Stewart
and Rebecca Maddison have also volunteered to help out backstage on
the night, dressing the models to make sure the accessories look
the way they had envisaged.
The entrants will wear black leotards to emphasis the
accessories in the competition which will be held at Newcastle
Civic Centre on Friday 6 June.
To find out more about the range of art, design and fashion
courses at Northumberland College visit www.northumberland.ac.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 01670 841200.