ECO FASHION AT BATTLE ABBEY SCHOOL
Ingenuity and creativity were top of the agenda at Battle Abbey School in December as they hosted their popular annual Eco Fashion Textiles show
After much delay due to the pandemic, the hotly anticipated competition finally went ahead with fourteen finalists exhibiting in the Battle Abbey School Library in December.
The show, with a theme of ‘Trash Couture’, saw Year 5 – 13 pupils invited to submit their creations, with the focus being on reinvented garments with a particular interest in innovative use of materials and the transformation from throwaway to viable product.
Over thirty applicants were whittled down to the lucky finalists who were from a variety of local schools including; Vinehall, Bexhill College, Hawkhurst Primary, Uckfield College, Claremont, Derwent Lodge, All Saints Primary, The St Leonards Academy, and Battle Abbey Schools own Textiles department. It was wonderful to see so many students from different settlings coming together to display such creative pieces.
After much deliberation, the judges crowned the eventual category winners with Anna M (Cement Bag Dress) and Liz D (Recycled Mask Dress) both taking home the top category winners prizes of £150. A number of others received ‘commended’ prizes and special awards contributed by our Judges and sponsors; The Crafty Norman, Coastal Currents and Kate’s Customs.
Battle Abbey School has a nationally recognised Art department regularly placing pupils at Central St. Martins, Camberwell and Kingston to name a few. Just under 50% of their Sixth Form leavers go on to Oxford, Cambridge or Russell Group Universities.