Selkirk High School fashion show success

SBSR Selkirk High School fashion show
SBSR Selkirk High School fashion show
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Selkirk High School recently held its third annual fashion show which showcased the work of senior students.

Students from Selkirk High School’s creative fashion course have put on a fashion show, named “So Sew”, to display their work and that of local clothing brands.

Garments from Scottish businesses such as Scott and Charters, Eribe, Johnstons of Elgin, House of Hogarth, Inis and Lochcarron were modelled on the catwalk - which was provided by Marks and Spencer.

The clothes, which were created by the fashion students, took inspiration from the 1940s, films and summer holidays. P7 students from Philiphaugh, Knowepark, Yarrow, Kirkhope and St Joseph’s were recruited to model upcycled clothing made by seniors.

One of the fashion designers, and model, Joanne Culley (16) said: “At the start everyone was nervous but after the rehearsal everyone relaxed and enjoyed themselves. I am really proud of what I have achieved. The course and taking part in the show has given me more confidence.”

Entertainment was provided throughout the night. The high school’s drama department put on a short play while art students from first and third year displayed their artwork. The night was brought to a close with a dance performance from the Hawick dance group, Fusion.

Councillor Sandy Aitchison of Scottish Borders Council said: “Not only did they capture the heritage of the Borders textile industry in their designs, but they did so in a way that brought history right into the 21st century with a fresh and exciting interpretation of the themes they were working with.”