This term the second year Fashion students from Plymouth College of Art collaborated with the Cornish charity People & Gardens who were holding a fund raising fashion show at the Eden Project.
Based at the Eden Project’s plant nursery, it gives those with physical and emotional impairments the opportunity to learn all aspects of growing and selling vegetables, from sowing seeds and potting on, to planting and harvesting, to weighing and packing.
Their horticulture skills have developed so much that the group now supplies the Eden Project’s kitchens and has set up a Veg Bag scheme delivering to over 70 households in Cornwall each month.
For this module we were divided into groups with each group given a Cornish theme to use as inspiration for a collection of garments. Our group were allocated Cornish Women. We chose to base our collection on the curving lines of the Minack Theatre in Cornwall which was built almost single-handily by Rowena Cade. Although she was not Cornish born she spent the majority of her life living in Cornwall and dedicated her life to the theatre.
On the evening of the fashion show I was allocated the task of assisting our VIP models, a task which I thoroughly enjoyed. They really knew how to strut their stuff on the catwalk!
Here are some pictures of the evening taken by one of my fellow students, Tiffany Fishleigh.