The fashionista - Jaden Carty

College News and Communications
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 17:16

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Jaden took to the stage to take part in a fashion show at SCCB Future Fest - showcasing the creative elements on offer to prospective students.

The 18-year-old wore an outfit with long draped sleeves created by a fellow student around the theme of Van Gogh's The Starry Night oil canvas.

The fashion student said: "Fashion is about having the creative freedom to think of an idea and then have the skills to make it.

"Everyone wears clothes and they are always changing, so being able to study and watch this happening is fascinating.

"It's exciting to be part of the next new thing, but you also develop the skills to mend and re-purpose clothes.

"My influences include the Off-White brand and other fashion houses along with other mediums of art including scuplture.

"You can draw inspiration from literally anything."

The Fashion and Textiles course taps into an international industry worth around £12 billion to the UK economy, with around 340,000 people in related jobs, mainly across design, manufacturing and servicing.