Student Georgina Gleed with her entry 'God Save the Spike' and packaging

Student Georgina Gleed with her entry ‘God Save the Spike’ and packaging

Fashion students at Barnsley College are preparing to exhibit their latest creations in The Gallery@ The Civic in April, as part of the forthcoming exhibition POP! – a touring exhibition from London’s Fashion and Textile Museum.

A total of twenty-two students have created an ensemble piece influenced by a period in time from the 1950s to the 1970s. Course Leader Kay Conway said: “The brief was to create an outfit that is very British, using inspiration from British designers and popular culture.
“This has been a very intensive project as the students have had to do design research, prepare patterns and make the outfits; they have also created marketing material and packaging for the collection.”

In keeping with the British theme, students were limited to the use of the colours of the Union flag along with black.
Student Kimberley Lawton said: “It’s nice to do something that showcases the best of British, particularly after the Jubilee and Olympic celebrations last year.”

The Civic’s Exhibitions Curator, David Sinclair was presented with the finished pieces this week at the College for consideration. David was so impressed with the quality and creativity of the students that all entries have been accepted for the exhibition.

POP! DESIGN • CULTURE • FASHION celebrates the impact of music, art and celebrity on 20th century fashion from 1955 – 1976 and opens on Thursday 7th April.

For more information on studying Fashion at Barnsley College please contact the Information Unit on 01226 216 123 or email

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