A2 Textiles students with course leader Vicky Close outside the Lawrence Batley Theatre.

by Scott Goodacre

Around 70 students from across the AS and A2 classes spent the day rehearsing in the 400 capacity auditorium before modelling their work on a specially-created catwalk.

They were cheered on during the 6pm show by students from local schools and future Textiles students, before welcoming their friends and family for a second show at 8pm.

Between the two performances the girls spent time outside in the theatre’s courtyard greeting their guests in their outfits.

The Fashion Show marks the end of the A2 students’ time with the college, and serves as inspiration to the AS students to make next year’s show even bigger.

After a day of choreographing their own routines and selecting their catwalk music, the students put on a flawless show which was attended by staff from the college as well as the Mayor and Mayoress of Kirklees.

Vicky Close, course leader for Textiles, said: “I always look forward to our annual fashion show because it’s a fantastic way to celebrate the students’ hard work from the academic year, plus it’s an excellent opportunity for the two year groups to work together and it inspires the first year students for their second year at Huddersfield New College.

“They weren’t daunted by the prospect of appearing on the Lawrence Batley Theatre’s main stage and the night was wonderful.”