Pupils’ outfits bag exhibition at Textile Towerhouse

The Futures Gallery at Borders Textile Towerhouse is showing an exhibition featuring outfits made by S5 and S6 pupils from the Creative Fashion course at Hawick High School. The students are working towards the SQA Creative Industries award at Intermediate 2 level.  The Creative Fashion pupils, left to right: Eden Chapman, Jordan Moffat, Leah Gibson, Joanne Fox, Jessica Potts, Kirsty McAllan, Rhianna Graham, Emma Rayner and Ellen Halpin.
The Futures Gallery at Borders Textile Towerhouse is showing an exhibition featuring outfits made by S5 and S6 pupils from the Creative Fashion course at Hawick High School. The students are working towards the SQA Creative Industries award at Intermediate 2 level. The Creative Fashion pupils, left to right: Eden Chapman, Jordan Moffat, Leah Gibson, Joanne Fox, Jessica Potts, Kirsty McAllan, Rhianna Graham, Emma Rayner and Ellen Halpin.

INSPIRED students who created clothes made with bin bags and bottle tops have been rewarded with an exhibition of their work.

The Futures Gallery at Borders Textile Towerhouse in Hawick is showing the work of S5 and 6 pupils from the Creative Fashion course at the town’s high school.

The exhibition is part of the Vision 2014 initiative running in Hawick’s schools, which encourages young people to be proud of, and work towards, excellence in their community.

As part of the programme, 2013 is the Year of Industry, and the fashion students were inspired to come up with the title “DIY” and then the strap line “The Fashion House that Hawick Built” for their fashion show this year.

A number of the outfits on display at the exhibition reflect this theme.

Other garments are influenced by the trend for recycling, such as a dress made out of black bin bags and another which is covered with scraps of paper torn from magazines.

However, all the garments in the exhibition demonstrate how the pupils used their imagination and ingenuity to create unique outfits.

The exhibition, which is free and runs until September 29, also features eye-catching photographs taken by John Parris of the pupils modelling the outfits.