Thursday, 26 May 2011

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Recycled Fashion Competition

On Saturday 26th March the Royal Ascot-themed recycled fashion competition entries were judged and a winner and two runner-ups were chosen. The winning designs are below and will be displayed in the Core 4 window during Royal Ascot in June, so why not check them out.

Winner: East Berkshire College
· Naa Williams
· Tyler Halstead,
· Georgia Nutkins
· Jessika Downing
· Kabir Sagoo
· Aneesa Farooq
· Katy Noga


Students from the 1st and 2nd years of the BTEC Diploma in Art and Design at East Berkshire College worked together to create their recycled outfits for entry to the ‘Ascot recycled fashion’ competition organised by The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

The creative design used unconventional materials which included willow, newspaper and carrier bags as well as a recycled waistcoat and other fabrics.

Runner- Up : Claudia Moreira


This floral piece was inspired by the sight of the beginning of spring, noticeable in the Berkshire area. An old Japanese pleating technique was used to form each flower. Pages of a horse racing book found in a local charity shop were incorporated into the design. The rest of the materials include a piece of wire and an old headband covered in fabric.

Runner- Up : Heather Atkinson


This outfit for Royal Ascot is totally recycled using a vintage second hand dress in royal blue polkadot, this year’s high fashion. The Tutu skirt and corset with matching hat reflects the social excitement of the Royal Ascot Race Meeting. The hat represents champagne bubbles, twinkling playfully in the brim with two cocktail sticks and cherries.

Items used in the making of this piece include an old vintage dress, curtain tape, an old necklaceand materials sourced from local charity shops.

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