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Art and fashion combination creates catwalk sensation

Art and fashion combination creates catwalk sensation

Move over McCartney and McQueen, the next wave of creative designers are heading your way! Students at Bruton School for Girls have marked the end of term by staging an inspired creative catwalk sensation: Artwalk.

Textiles and Art students have collaborated to produce pieces of ‘wearable art’ for the Artwalk show which this year had a Royal theme and featured work from girls from the prep school up to A Level and GCSE standard.

Mrs Jess La Trobe-Bateman, Head of Textiles and director of the show, said: “The girls have been incredibly creative and designed the most fantastic items.  With outstanding use of lighting, make-up, music and choreography, these garments have been brought to life and showcased in a way that is mesmerising.”

Jess has been aided by her colleagues, Lucy Fosh in Textiles and Head of Art, Basia Chmiel, who, by encouraging the girls to go beyond their usual comfort zones, has revealed true hidden talents amongst the girls!

Even the backstage crew has been led by the students themselves who have organised everything from lighting, hair and make-up, staging, some choreography and filming. 

Playing to packed houses on both nights, the audience was had the opportunity to view further student work in during the interval when current GCSE and A Level work was on display in the art department.

Mrs La Trobe-Bateman added: “Our Textiles and Art departments continue to build their reputation for developing wonderfully creative talent with excellent results. If you want to find out more about our GCSE or A Level courses, please see the website: www.brutonschool.co.uk  .”

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