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Senior School Strikes a Pose

05 August 2011

On the evening of Thursday 24th March, the annual and ever-popular EHS Fashion Showcase took place. As the lights dimmed, the Octagon was full of fashion fans waiting to catch a glimpse of this year's fabulous creations.

Theshow openedwith a slumber party catwalk of pyjamas by Year 7, complete with fluffy slippers and rag rolls in their hair.

Year 8 girls then took to the stage to show off their carefully crafted hats.The models walked against alarge screen backdrop whichpresented in closer detail fabulous hats that any milliner would be proud of. Watch out Philip Treacey!

It was then the turn of Year 9 as they modelled their collection of 'Up-Cycled' shirts; the girls had worked wonders with old fabric and recycled materials to create a compilation of shirts, skirts and shift dresses.

After the intervalthe audiencewas treated to a parade of swinging sixties-style dresses from Year 10: like a scene from Glastonbury festival, the girls donned their wellies to demonstrate perfect timing and choreography.

The evening culminated in examination students showcasing their GCSE, AS and A Level pieces. These girls have worked tirelessly to create pieces for their portfolios and coursework. Year 11 produced a myriad of outfits at a very high standard, from a beautiful sari evening gown to a children's party dress. The pieces were imaginative, full of flair and colour, utilising ruffles and chains, silk and leather: one piece by Katrina Holmes even incorporated a red velvet Tudor sleeve onto a shirt.

All too soon, it was time for the finale with a piece created by the very talented Year 13 pupil Sukhmanie Sembie and accompanied by dancers Rosie Sandoz and Katie Butcher. Sukhmanie's 'Big Cat' themed evening gown certainly had the wow factor and featured a velvet print patchwork bodice and layers of cream net and chiffon skirt, complete with a feline masque and was a fitting end to an evening of glamour and glitter.

Congratulations to all participating girls and to the Home Economics and Textiles departments for pulling off another marvellous show!

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