Strode News

13/09/12 - Cardboard Couture Comes to College Catwalk
Strode News

Art and Design students at Strode College showed impressive skill and creativity in their first week at college, making cardboard couture costumes for the college catwalk.

Students worked together in small groups to create sturdy but stylish cardboard costumes in just one and a half days before the project finale - a catwalk show in front of other students and staff. 

Some of the students created glamorous costumes such as Rio, Peacock, Bird of Paradise, Angel, Tribal Warrior Bird and Corpse Bride, while others went for a more humorous approach such as Roman Angel, Shakespearian Axeman and Trojan Fish. All of the costumes showed a great deal of thought, imagination and skill.

Duncan Cameron, Strode College's Sculpture Teacher, 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. I think we're in for a great year of art and design at Strode.

Students who worked on the cardboard costumes are studying Art and Design Level 3 Extended Diploma and Art and Design Foundation pre-degree Diploma. Strode also teaches A Level Art and Design and Art and Design Level 2 Diploma. Full details of courses are available in the new Strode College prospectus or on the college website: 

See a gallery of all costumes