Birmingham City University students show off fashion creations based around novel

on March 3, 2017

Students at Birmingham City University have come up with a novel way to show off their fashion skills.

Fourteen third years from the university’s fashion design for performance course created an exhibition of their work in the Parkside Building.

The garments, which have been on display since February 27 are all based around the novel Orlando.

The Orlando Showcase at Birmingham City University

The Orlando Showcase at Birmingham City University

Louise Howlett, one of the designers of the Orlando Showcase, said: “I am pleased with my own work and I know a lot of others are too. The showcase highlighted it and allowed the rest of the university to see it.

Louise Howlett's work on display

Louise Howlett’s work on display

“We are all really pleased with the positive outcome of hosting the exhibition.”

Louise also believes the showcase it has given textile students an insight into the kind of work they can create.

“We’ve had a lot of people asking questions about the project and the course itself,” she said. “It’s nice knowing that people have taken time out of their day to see our work and pay a general interest.”

The Orlando Showcase closes at 5pm today (3rd March).

Louise Chapman, lecturer in costume design and making, said: “The showcase has been an invaluable opportunity for students to share their work with the wider university community.

“The students have organised this event entirely with the support of lecturers from the school of fashion and textiles.

“The feedback from the audience each day has been invaluable in reminding students of their talent and abilities, as their lecturer I am proud of what they’ve achieved.”

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