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Fashion Students run sustainability catwalk at Reloved Revolution

There’s still time! Our Open Day for our Fashion courses is February 6th, 4pm to 7pm.

Our brilliant L3 students have made sustainability the latest fashion! Our Fashion department teamed up with Reloved Revolution, a stylish charity shop run by Birmingham Hospice, for a one-of-a-kind runway experience.

The showcase at the new store in Harborne was the full display with guest speakers, a DJ tech setup, a café and an upstairs exhibition of the student design process. The trendy catwalk was packed to the rafters with cheering guests, families and locals alike.

Our 1st year Level 3 Fashion students got to strut their stuff in their own creations, in themes designed to bring awareness for recycling and reworking wardrobes. Students further along on the course were there to provide support and direction.

And wow, did they deliver! It’s the best these reworked outfits have ever looked!

In the interval, students spoke about their love for the L3 Fashion course, the life skills they have learned, the ambitions they have in the industry, the importance of sustainability, and top tips for putting an outfit together.

The event was MC’d by Amy Cole, BBC News Senior Reporter for Midlands Today, and a Reloved Revolution volunteer / ambassador for Birmingham Hospice. She said of the night:

“This is the first ever fashion show that Reloved Revolution by Birmingham Hospice has ever done, we hope the first of many. Whether you are interested in clothes or not, you can certainly be inspired by design and creativity, what these young people have to offer.”

Amy Cole, BBC News Senior Reporter for Midlands Today

Surbjit Singh, Head of School for Art, Design & Fashion, said of the team-up:

“The event our fashion team from South & City College Birmingham held at Reloved Revolution by Birmingham Hospice was a huge success. We had a fantastic turn out and it was a brilliant example of how well the fashion department and our students work with the local community and employers. Our students created amazing garments and planned the event with a sustainability platform of awareness.

We are really excited by our first of many collaborations with Reloved Revolution by Birmingham Hospice, and look forward to what our future endeavours become.”

Surbjit Singh, Head of School for Art, Design & Fashion

On average, Birmingham Hospice cares for a thousand patients every day across Birmingham, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield and Sandwell. Cath D’eath, Retail Area Manager for Birmingham Hospice, said of the night:

“We are thrilled to work with the students from South & City College Birmingham, collaborating to host their end-of-term Fashion Show. When we came up with the concept of Reloved Revolution by Birmingham Hospice, we wanted to be a charity shop like no other, being part of the local community and the heart of Harborne. Events like these help us to fulfil that purpose.”

Cath D’eath, Retail Area Manager for Birmingham Hospice

This is just one of many ways are Fashion students get exciting industry experience, from end-of-year Fashion showcases at The Crossing and our collaborations with Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Love Fashion, and want to find out which part of the industry you belong in? Head to our Open Day at our Fusion Campus on February 6th, to see our amazing facilities, tutors and students designs.