LIVERPOOL’S budding fashion designers have taken to the catwalk in the Isla Gladstone Conservatory to showcase their final year work. A variety of individual collections embracing the themes of ‘Under the Microscope’, ‘Cultures’, ‘Recycled’ and ‘Shape Shifters’ were created by The City of Liverpool College students. More than 80 students helped to model and design the unique pieces during the annual fashion show in Stanley Park. Some of the garments were made entirely out of Calico, an unbleached and unprocessed sustainable material, whilst others were hand-painted by the students. Fashion and Design student Zoey Asemota designed an eye catching range in keeping with the ‘Lost in Translation’ theme. Zoey, 19, said: “My outfits were inspired for people that like to go travelling and have a desire to look stylish but also feel comfortable with what they’re wearing. “Many of my designs were made with silk and I wanted to use really bright colours to make them stand out. In the future, I would really like to be a professional stylist and designer. My dream is to one day own my own shop and for my designs to be recognised by everyone.” Around 40 garments will be showcased at this year’s British Style Collective, which will be taking place for the first time in Liverpool from the 7th to 9th July. Jan Schofield, Head of School for Fashion, Art and Design at The City of Liverpool College, said: “The level of professionalism from our students remains outstanding as ever with the collections fitted to current fashion industry practice as well as future trends. “Every one of our fashion courses have produced original and conceptual pieces allowing insight into the dedication of the work we produce. The college students are thrilled to be part of such a major event and the annual fashion show gives them an insight into the tough and exciting industry.” The college has a proud history of successful alumni from the fashion and design school. Some have set up their own businesses and others work in design, garment technology, styling and buying for major fashion houses and high street brands, such as Matalan, Shop Direct and boutique brands like Rare of London. The City of Liverpool College offers a range of qualifications in fashion and design, from Level 1 to a Foundation Degree in Fashion, Art, and Design.