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Fashion students at Bath College had their moment in the spotlight when they walked down the catwalk for their end of year show.

The hour-long show featured a stunning selection of designs created by students studying Level 3 fashion and textiles.

Students worked as a team to organise the show, becoming models and stylists, and organising refreshments, music and lighting.

Catwalk models showcased a wide variety of creations, including bomber jackets, print dresses, denim tops and satin kimonos.

Mia Raghunath, 19, from Shepton Mallet, won the DIA (Design and Industries Association) Gane Trust award.



The Gane Trust, managed by a team of eight trustees, was set up in 1954 by Crofton Gane, a pioneering furniture designer.

Trustees award an annual prize of £500 to a fashion student at Bath College, choosing the student with the best clothing collection.

Mia, who will study costume design and making at Nottingham Trent University, collected her prize from trustee Peter Metcalfe.

She said: “I couldn’t believe it. I’m just shocked and really grateful. I have absolutely loved being here at college, it’s a lovely atmosphere and I have really been able to expand my skills.

“I want to go into the film and TV industry, so I’m looking forward to progressing at university and being a bit more crazy with my designs.”


Fashion and textiles lecturer Fiona Coombs said: “It’s massive doing the fashion show. It’s hard work, in the last few days there’s been a lot of pressure, but when you see the show it’s so exciting you forget all that.

“All the students are either going on to employment or university. They’re all going onto diverse courses: fashion and design, textile design, fashion buying, and fashion promotion.

“They have worked really hard and you feel so proud of them. Tonight, they have their parents and friends here and it’s their moment. It’s great to see everyone clapping and enjoying the show.”

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