AN ELLESMERE PORT fashion show held by art and design students at West Cheshire College has showcased more than 35 creative collections from aspiring designers.

The end-of-year event, held at the Ellesmere Port campus, attracted more than 250 guests and was a celebration of the work produced by students.

Ellena McGuiness and Emma Finlay from the BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and Sian Moore from the National Diploma in Art and Design were among those to show their collections.

Ellena, 19, from Ellesmere Port, said: “I produced four pieces for the fashion show and my collection was based around fairy tales.

“I wanted fairy tales to be seen as more glamorous and grown-up and I’m really pleased with my final collection.”

Emma, 19, from Whitby, said: “My collection was red carpet glamour because I love the art of high fashion.

“I was hugely inspired after seeing the Valentino exhibition in Brisbane last year, as his collections are timeless.

“It’s a great feeling to see your work up on the catwalk.”

Sian, 20, from Ellesmere Port, said: “For my final project I incorporated the key trends of sheer, white and lace into my collection. I really wanted my pieces to be fresh and creative yet wearable for everyday life.”

Fashion lecturer Peter Foster said: “The work produced by the students this year was of such a high standard I could have been sat on the front row at London Fashion Week.

“The show was a huge success and a great platform for students to show off their work before they go on to greater things.”