South & City College Fashion Show

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Fashion & Textile courses at South & City College

Last month I had the privilege to be invited to the end of year student fashion show for South & City College at their Digbeth campus, Birmingham. The talented students put on a fantastic event showcasing their creations which really highlighted the diversity of the impressive range of fashion & textile courses the college offers.

Although it wasn’t just the aspiring fashion designer’s creations that caught my attention. I was also inspired and thoroughly impressed by the videography footage created by the Media & Photography students for each fashion students theme.

The end of year student fashion show began with a short video showing how much hard work, dedication and more importantly the fun that went on behind the scenes in the classrooms to create these show-stopping pieces.

South & City College is one of the West Midlands largest and most successful colleges with over 20,000 enrolments. They offer BTECs, NVQs and Foundation Degrees in a wide range of subjects from beauty therapy & theatrical makeup, music and hairdressing to business & finance. It’s also the first College in Birmingham to achieve the Government's new Customer Excellence Award. The college consists of nine campuses all of which have their own specialisms as well as some of the newest and best educational facilities in the region.

The fashion show took place at the Digbeth Campus which is home to level 1 & 2, level 4 extended diploma and level 5 HND fashion & textile courses. Each fashion preview had its own style themes such as Afropunk, Graphic Content, Elysian Dreams, Phenomenal women, Lockt and velvet alley all of which had a piece of catchy music and video footage to bring the designs to life.

It was clear that a lot of work had gone into creating these eye-catching pieces and that the level 1 to 5 students have a unique flair when it comes to putting together a variety of colours, patterns, materials and textures. I loved that each student’s individuality really came out and that they made it their own. Some designers also featured a few positive motivational messages in their videography which was a great concept and makes me feel that South & city college is a happy environment and a great place to study at.

My favourite themes had to be the pretty pastel designs in Elysian Dreams and the cute & playful creations by Richie Sacks. However, the designs that really made me go ‘wow’ due to the amount of work, creativity and I imagine the difficultness that went into making them was the edgy pieces for Lockt that consisted of a prison-style orange jumpsuit with silver eyelets and a zip puffa jacket. The graphic content theme also caught my eye, because of the green dress with layers of 3D pink, it must have been super tricky to have created.

So, my hat goes off to every student, for their creativity and skill and I’m sure they all have bright careers in the industry ahead of them. Every designer, presenter and model that took part in the event, was an asset to South & City College they showed professionalism, confidence and motivation to succeed.

If you’re interested in art & fashion design then it’s worth visiting an open day at South & City College and checking out their range of courses, or simply try a short course to experience what it’s like to be a student at one of Birmingham’s top colleges!


To see more photos from the show browse my Facebook album below, or head over to @sian.victoria on Instagram to watch 20+ videos of the event in my highlighted stories.


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