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Fashion Show Success at Dudley College

Feb 24 2012

Fashion and Textile students at Dudley College took to the catwalk last night entertaining over 200 guests.

The catwalk extravaganza between the new Tesco store in Dudley and fashion students at Dudley College raised over £400 with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Society and Marie Curie charities.

Working in partnership with the college, Tesco sponsored the event and provided clothing from its in-house Florence & Fred range, along with goods from the store for the students to use in their designs and creations.

The show featured 10 collections including an 'up-cycling' collection called 'Making the ordinary extraordinary' which uses innovative ways to turn household items into cutting-edge clothing.  Students also used Tesco's own clothing range, putting together clothing, jewellery and accessories to show how the audience can 'Get the Florence and Fred Look'.

Centre Manager, Ben Gamble, who runs the fashion course at the college, explained: "It was a fantastic night everyone really enjoyed themselves.  The final collections were amazing well done to all the staff and students involved."

Sue Goodby, Community Champion at the Dudley Tesco store said "Tesco is all about supporting the community we operate in and working with Dudley College is a great way for us to assist young people.  The Fashion Show demonstrated how we can help make something special happen. It’s a win-win situation for us and the fashion students."