VIDEO: Sussex Coast College Fashion Show

DAZZLING designs were on display at Sussex Coast College’s annual fashion show at St Mary-in-the-Castle on Friday (June 14).

The large auditorium was packed with cheering crowds, thumping music and flashing cameras as National Diploma and Degree level Fashion Design students showcased their new collections on the catwalk.

Fashion show by students from Sussex Coast College at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings. 14/6/13

Fashion show by students from Sussex Coast College at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings. 14/6/13

The popular show saw an audience of more than 400 people from across the country descend upon the venue to see designs unveiled in a spectacular high-energy show.

This year’s students chose to create collections inspired by a wide range of themes, including strong female characters such as Athenian female warriors, the Snow Queen and Fairies with Attitude, while others explored the concepts of decay and restriction.

Students worked round the clock, designing, cutting, stitching and beading their collections in preparation for the show.

“Alison Hawkins, the college’s head of Foundation Degree in Fashion, said: “In the weeks leading up to the show work steps up a pace and students get a realistic idea of the stresses of working to deadline in the fashion Industry.

“Many of our students are working into the evening to complete the work to the exacting level of detail that is expected from them at this level. We are particularly proud of the large number of our students who have been invited to undertake internships within the industry or complete full BA Honours degrees, either here at Sussex Coast College or elswhere in the country.”