University of Wolverhampton students hold fashion show - with pictures

By Thomas Parkes | Wolverhampton | Wolverhampton entertainment | Published:

Strike a pose! Models took to a catwalk in Wolverhampton at an event organised by students.

Harriet Rogers, Enne Vaugha and designers Rhiannah Day, Lucy Tibbetts and Sophie Summers..

Pupils from the University of Wolverhampton held a fashion show at the Light House Cinema to raise awareness of mental health, the dangers of social media and homelessness.

And more than 150 people turned out to catch a glimpse of the 15 models which took to the catwalk, wearing outfits designed by the 10 third-year BA (Hons) in Fashion and Textiles students.

Keshia Lawrence said: "It was all the final year students, they helped organise it together.

Designers and some of the organisers: Rhiannah Day from Telford and Sadia Kabir from Walsall.
Leah Daleah in clothes by Kimberley Simwanja

"The models are volunteered, they were just friends of friends.

"It was chose because we were given our brief and we took it more personally.

"This year I chose homelessness because you see a lot of it around Wolverhampton.


University of Wolverhampton students put on the show
Sunev Wilson in clothes by Kimberley Simwanja

"We also had social media, mental illnesses and modesty outfits – you can look beautiful when you're fully-clothed too.

"We all added our own elements."


Leaflets were handed out by the pupils to showcase what the event was held for.

(back) Keisha Lawrence from Wolverhampton, with models Leah Daleah, Lauren Kate, Clarice Barlow..

The 29-year-old, from Bilston, said: "The models did a catwalk in the square and did some posing as well.

"It was a celebration of all of our hard work."

Pieces from the show will be sent to designers in London where they will be showcased, as part of the course.

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Trainee Reporter - @TParkes_Star

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