Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Designers of the Future

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Designers of the Future

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Byline: By Chris Robinson

FASHION stars of the future went from the classroom to the catwalk with their latest collections yesterday.

Art and design students at Central Newcastle High School for Girls unveiled their latest work as part of their studies.

The three-show collection draws inspiration from themes from nature to construction.

The Jesmond school, which boasts its own fashion studio, will showcase the work from both A-level and GCSE students in front of hundreds of family and friends during the show, which finishes tonight.

Head of Art Alison Goldie said the girls' work was just a snippet of what's to come in the future.

She said: "They are doing this because it's really nice for them to see their work on the catwalk and so that they can actively show all the hard work they have been producing.

"There are some amazing designs and they have just pulled it together so quickly. It has been challenging and they can easily achieve bigger things in the future."

Past pupils of the school include Fiona Sinha, who runs the Sinha-Stanic label along with her Croatian partner Aleksandar Stanic.

She was awarded the prestigious Fashion Forward sponsorship by the British Fashion Council and Westfield London last year.

Brooke Davidson

Aged 17, from South Tyneside

Collection inspired by car nivals

Ambition: To work within the fashion industry "The collection is based on the traditional carnival scenes with a lot of colours, textures and shapes.

"It does take a long time, it took me something like 20 hours to finish one piece because of th detail but I've enjoyed it and learned a lot. I'm excited about seeing it on the catwalk.

"Hopefully I will move on to a fashion design course afterwards."

Hannah Pass

Aged 18, from Newcastle Collection inspired by hunting and formal wear

Ambition: Fashion Editor. …

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