Fashion students say green is the new black

Friday, January 1, 2010

Teenage fashion students know they’re heading in the right direction after transforming a pile of old maps in to a unique piece of haute couture.
The novel costume is just one of 15 garments crafted out of recycled objects – everything from CDs and old rags to scrap metal – by talented students at Liverpool Community College.

The recycled garment collection, sponsored by Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority, went on show last night [Wed 18th June] at Sefton Park Palm House as part of Liverpool Community College’s end-of-year fashion show.

Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority Director Carl Beer said: “There’s some incredible imagination and flair gone into creating these costumes and making a very serious point.

“So much of the stuff we throw away everyday can have a new life if we just think about it creatively. Merseyside produces far too much waste and we are at the point where no-one can afford to ignore the recycling message.”

A total of 55 first year fashion students on Liverpool College’s National Diploma course spent eight weeks working in groups to create the collection.


Picture Opportunity: 10.30am, Wednesday 18th June

Students can be pictured modelling the costumes, with Chris O’Brien from MWDA, at Sefton Park Palm House at 10.30am on Wednesday 18th June.

Photographers attending should ask for Chris, or Lucy Chapman, of Liverpool Community College, on arrival.