Strode College Showcases Cardboard Couture

Art and Design students from Strode College in Somerset, UK, showed off their skills and creativity at the first week at college making some incredible costumes for a cardboard couture showcase put on by the institution.

The students were put into small groups to design and construct their cardboard costumes and had just 2 days to get them perfected in time for the project finale – a catwalk in front of the colleges other students and staff.

Some students went for the glamorous look, whereas others went for a more humorous approach. The catwalk featured a range of different costumes from a Roman Angel to a Corpse Bride. There were some pretty impressive costumes in the collection and all of them showed a great deal of skill and creativity, especially for new students.

Strode College’s Sculpture Teacher Duncan Cameron said; “We always kick of the year with a project to warm up the students’ creativity after the summer holidays and to get them working together. They’ve shown great design and construction skills and created some fantastic costumes using only recycled cardboard, brown tape, paper and string. We’ve had a great time working with them – watching their ideas develop and their confidence grow.”




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