A LEVEL Textiles students from King’s Ely were in their element at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum and London’s Fashion Week.

The trip on September 20th saw the young designers visiting the ‘Fashioned from Nature’ exhibition at the V&A Museum and an exhibition of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo.

These items have never been seen outside Mexico and were displayed alongside a dramatic collection of garment designs. Frida’s wardrobe was expressive of the complex relationship between her Mexican and Western heritage.

At London Fashion Week Festival, students were able to attend the designer catwalk show, Mother of Pearl, and get a head start on the key trends of the coming season alongside talks by industry experts.

Director of Art at King’s Ely Senior, Alison Rhodes, said: “These visits proved to be an invaluable opportunity to explore and develop analytical skills to be applied within current coursework and the students’ forthcoming UCAS applications. The students applied themselves fully to the tasks set throughout the excursion.”

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