Fashion students show off designs

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Fashion students from Glasgow Clyde College showcased a collection of stylish dresses they designed at the recent Westerton Gala Day.

The budding clothing designers, who have recently moved into the second year of their HND course, staged a fashion show featuring hand-dyed and embroidered garments they designed while in the first year of their course.

And a group of amateur models from the Westerton area made their catwalk debut modelling the dresses.

Jacqueline Farrell, head of the School of Fashion, textiles and jewellery at Glasgow Clyde College, said: “The work produced by our year one students doesn’t often get shown outside the college so this was a great chance to show how creative our students are at such an early stage in their career.”

Jacqueline, who lives in Westerton herself, hoped the addition of the fashion show would encourage more people to attend.

She added: “Working with the models and rehearsing in the brownie hut has been great fun and has brought people together in their shared love of fashion.”

Hirra Mahmood (19) from Clydebank, took pride in exhibiting her designs at the event. She said: “I was excited to see my creations on the catwalk and to get involved with the running of the show.

“This will give me valuable experience for running my own show in June 2015.”

Westerton Gala Day, which took place on Saturday, September 6, was a huge success - over 800 people went along.