Students show their eye for fashion at Hartlepool degree show

Students from Cleveland College of Art & Design show their passion for fashion with a catwalk show.
Students from Cleveland College of Art & Design show their passion for fashion with a catwalk show.

Creative students celebrated their passion for fashion at the opening of a show.

The work from the talented young artists and designers at Cleveland College of Art & Design will be on show until Saturday, June 13.

It is always inspiring to see the creativity and talent that our students produce

Martin Raby

It features works from 12 degree courses at the specialist art and design college, including graphics, production design, textiles and photography.

Costumes, wallpapers, clothing, prints, films and illustrations are all on show.

Alexann Corbett, 22, from Hartlepool, studied BA (Hons) Production Design for Stage and Screen.

Her final year project was to design a proposed model for a stop motion animation film based on the short story, ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’.

She said: “The course at CCAD was so interesting and although there it was a lot of hard work, it has actually been a lot of fun.”

Rhianon White, 21, is a final year student on the textiles & surface design degree, and her final work project includes two fabric designs inspired by her grandmother and herself, telling the story of two women’s lives growing up in two very different decades.

She said: “My friends and family all visited the opening night.”

A fashion show, themed ‘21 Collective’, showcased the creative design talents of the 17 BA (Hons) fashion graduates on an outdoor catwalk.

College principal Martin Raby said: “It is always inspiring to see the creativity and talent that our students produce, with this year even better than ever, and I offer my congratulations to them all. The students have worked tremendously hard over the course of the degree, and they can be justly proud of their final work, as I am sure are their families.

“I encourage people to come along to the exhibitions and see the incredible talents on display for themselves.”

The final year displays are found in the main building on Church Square, Hartlepool, with the Municipal Building hosting the Creative Film and Moving Image Production exhibition. Admission to the main building is free.