Students’ designs hit the catwalk in Glasgow Caledonian University showcase

25 May 2017

Students’ designs hit the catwalk in Glasgow Caledonian University showcase

The showcase includes designs from students' collaboration with Harris Tweed

A fresh twist on Harris Tweed, the drama of the nineteenth century and couture craft feature in this year’s Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) Fashion Showcase.

The show, on May 30, will feature garments by BA International Fashion Business students in a spectacular runway show as well as an exhibition featuring the work of BA international Fashion Branding, BA International Retail Management and MSc International Fashion Marketing students.

Final-year students in the Glasgow School for Business and Society will show work inspired by a collaboration with Harris Tweed Hebrides, demonstrating the iconic brand’s versatility, and there will be clothes inspired by the collars and sleeves of nineteenth-century design and craft couture garments created from upcycled everyday objects.

Dr Julie McColl, Assistant Head of the Department of Fashion, Marketing and Retailing at GCU, said: “We are proud and excited to once again be celebrating the achievements of our students in our Fashion Showcase. This year we are delighted to be including work from students from all three of our fashion programmes with an exhibition as well as the annual runway show. The Fashion Showcase is a wonderful opportunity for students to present the results of their endeavours to family and friends and demonstrate their incredible creativity and talent to our illustrious industry partners.”

Mark Hogarth, Creative Director at Harris Tweed Hebrides, said: “Harris Tweed Hebrides is delighted to be working with GCU. We know that the students of today are the decision makers of tomorrow and we want to engage with them as much as possible. Our collaboration is mutually beneficial as GCU’s students get to work with a luxury cloth and a unique heritage and we get to tap into their insightful feedback on design.”

As well as the runway show, an exhibition will feature students’ innovative fashion, store and product designs, advertising campaigns and marketing films.

Tickets to the showcase on May 30 are free and can be booked in two time slots - 5pm and 7pm