Students from Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) made up four of the seven finalists in this year’s prom dress competition organised by the John Lewis store at Cribbs Causeway.
Shannon Locke, Tierney Mannion, Lily-Mai Stagg and Talia Hacker produced stunning final designs that were chosen for their creativity and “current, on trend” ideas. The girls gave up their own time during the February-half term to make their designs a reality in the John Lewis workshops. They were supported by a team of professionals, who helped them draft and adapt their patterns, choose their fabrics from the exquisite range available in the John Lewis haberdashery department, fit their garments and stitch their dresses, realising their original intentions.
Once all the creations were complete, finalists were treated to a photo shoot at the Old Down Estate, Tockington, with styling, hair and make up by the John Lewis beauty department. The day culminated in a glitzy fashion show event, celebrating the students and their hard work.
BSCS Year 12 student Talia Hacker was thrilled to be announced as the overall winner and was presented with the first prize of a Brother electronic sewing machine.
Mrs Lynden, textiles teacher at BSCS commented:
“I am so proud of all the students involved and would like to say a huge thank you to the staff at John Lewis who supported them through this fantastic opportunity.”
Photo: Talia Hacker (2nd from left), Lily-Mai Stagg (4th from left), Tierney Mannion (5th from left) and Shannon Locke (6th from left) at Old Down Estate. (Click to enlarge; larger photo on Facebook and Flickr.)
Above (l-r): Shannon Locke, Talia Hacker and Lily-Mai Stagg.
Above: Tierney Mannion (third from left).
This article originally appeared in the June 2016 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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