A PAPER dress designed by King’s Ely’s Connie Wynn has been shortlisted for The National Fashion Textiles Competition.

Connie’s stunning paper garment was one of only 20 designs to be shortlisted for the competition, aimed at talented fashion students aged 16 to 19 from schools across the UK.

The winner of the competition will be announced at The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show in Olympia, London, which takes place from March 13 to 16, 2014. Connie’s distinguished dress, along with a collection of work by King’s Ely’s A Level textiles students, will be on display in The National Fashion Textiles Gallery throughout the exhibition.

Director of Art, Alison Rhodes, said: “The standard of entries for the competition was exceptionally high and we are delighted that Connie’s inspired piece has been shortlisted.

“Our AS and A2 textiles students have been invited to exhibit their work during the show, which will provide the school
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with further national exposure and opportunities to make invaluable links with industry.”

Tickets to the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show are available from www.twistedthread.com

If you can’t make it to the exhibition in London, garment designs by A Level, GCSE and Year 9 students will be on display at the school’s Spring Exhibition, which takes place in the Senior Art Department at King’s Ely from March 15 to 28.

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