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Preston Street Style

Preston is a hub for the fashion forward, with people all over the city being creative with their clothes, but none more so than the students at Cardinal Newman College!

Four of our students have been involved in displays which have taken place at the Harris Museum, Preston as part of the Preston Street Style Exhibition. The exhibition maps fashion from the Harris collection against the city to see who wore what and where from the 1900s all the way up to the present day.

Maariyah Roker, formerly from Westholme School, who studied A Levels in Textiles, English Language and Psychology, gained inspiration for her final textiles piece from Horrockses fashion. Her final project for her A Level Textiles course is now displayed alongside the very pieces that she was inspired by in the Harris Museum!

Fellow Textiles student Betty Ward, formerly of St Augustine’s High School, was commissioned by the Harris Museum to create a piece specifically for their exhibition relating to the history of Preston and their Archives. Betty, who studied A Levels in Textiles, Economics and French now also has her piece displayed at the Harris.

Finally, two students who took part in a project over the summer called Fashion Monster, Bethany Sugden (Broughton High School) and Emma Hughes (Penwortham Priory Academy). Along with Textiles Teacher Nicola Munn, the girls helped to run a workshop where they created their monster by re-using and recycling old garments to unleash their creativity! The finished monster can also be viewed as part of the Preston Street Style Exhibition at the museum.

For more detail about the Fashion Monster, see the related article here or visit fashionmonster.co.uk

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