Fashion and textiles students from King’s Ely exhibit their work at Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in London
Students studying fashion and textiles at King’s Ely are exhibiting their work at the Knitting and Stitching Show in London until this weekend.
The A-level pupils are showcasing their “flamboyant garment designs” and fashion accessories at the four-day event at Alexandra Palace that began on Thursday, October 11.
Alison Rhodes, director of art at King’s, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students and is a valuable experience that contributes to their coursework, UCAS applications and future employment.
“Our students will be able to investigate new materials sourced from the show, as well as make contact with professional designers.”
The event this month is one of the biggest textile events in the UK, with hundreds of workshops, demonstrations, interactive features and curated galleries, as well as 300 exhibitors selling craft supplies.
Ms Rhodes added: “King’s Ely Fashion and Textiles students achieve some of the best GCSE and A Level results in the country.
“Many students go on to study at internationally-renowned universities and colleges such as Chelsea, Ravensbourne, Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion, Royal School of Needlework Hampton Court Palace, Edinburgh and Falmouth.”