Councillors praise design students behind costume

One of the costumes created.
One of the costumes created.

Talented design students at Yorkshire Coast College have been praised by Filey Town Council after they put on a fashion show.

Several councillors were in attendance to watch the fashion show at Westwood Campus on June 8, which was opened by Town Crier David Bull.

He was there to open the show as a thank-you to college students who designed his resplendent new costume.

And councillors were unanimous in their praise for the college students, for both the costume and the work displayed at the show.

Cllr Marion Wright said: “It really was eye-opening to see the standard of craftsmanship on display.

“I just can’t believe the level of talent in this area. It’s high class.”

And Town Clerk Gina Robinson added that the costumes modelled at the degree show were “out of this world.”

It was mentioned at the Filey Town Council meeting on Wednesday night that a “good relationship” had been formed between Yorkshire Coast College and Filey Town Council through the town criers costume.

The town council now hopes that they will be able to collaborate with the college again on future projects.

Mr Bull’s costume was designed by a group of second year students at the college.

It’s based on the fashions between 1790 and 1820, and although the council gave the students some design specifications, the youngsters were given a “free hand” when it came to the appearance.