Greeted by rounds of applause from an audience of students and staff, girls from across the school blazed a trail down the catwalk as they modelled an innovative and vibrant collection of work alongside the young designers themselves.
Taking to Truro High’s catwalk were pieces inspired by plastic pollution in our oceans, the poetry of Bertolt Brecht, surrealism, Daisy from The Great Gatsby, inspiring female aviator, Amelia Earheart, man’s impact on coral reefs, the dominance of technology in modern life, steampunk and even an outfit considering Beatrix Potter’s Mrs Tiggywinkle and wildlife extinction.
Truro High Textiles’ teacher, Mrs Gail Wieringa, said: “It’s an absolutely amazing collection – the girls have been working incredibly hard and the results speak for themselves. I couldn’t be more proud.”
The showcase comes ahead of tomorrow night’s spectacular GCSE and A Level Fashion Show and Art Exhibition. Opening at 6pm, the event will take place in the school’s fabulous ball marquee with professional sound and lighting.
It will be a particularly special moment for Year 13 Saskia who has received an unconditional offer to study Textile Design at Falmouth, one of the UK’s leading Creative Arts universities. Even more impressive, most of these places are offered to students undertaking Foundation Degree courses after they have completed their A Levels.
For the past 6 years running, 100% of all grades achieved by Truro High pupils in A Level Textiles were A or A*.
Students’ work consistently wins prizes at the prestigious CreatEd exhibition hosted by Falmouth University, which last year saw the school scooping more awards and commendations than any other institution, and recent Old Girls have gone on to study at the London College of Fashion and design for brands such as Mulberry and Karen Millen.