York fashion students join with North Yorkshire Moors Railway


York College fashion students in the city

FASHION students are designing clothes inspired by the swinging sixties for a festival being staged by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

The heritage railway works with a variety of educational organisations and when relaunching its 60s Fest decided to team up with York College for the event, which takes place on July 22 and 23.

The graphics and fashion departments have helped rebrand the event with a new festival logo designed by Extended Diploma Graphics student Louise Kruse.

Fashion students also produced 1960s-inspired clothing which will form part of the railway’s fashion exhibition at Pickering station.

Level 3 students in art and design have worked on the ‘Revolution: 1960s’ project, with degree level fashion students replicating iconic garments from designers such as Mary Quant and Yves Saint Laurent.

Chris Price, general manager at the railway, said: “One of the railway’s key objectives is to provide education for all ages and working with local colleges and universities helps us to do this. It is vital that we educate and encourage young people to get involved as they are crucial to the sustainability of the railway for future generations to enjoy.”

Sally Jackson, graphic design tutor at York College said: “It’s been particularly pleasing to see the students working on a live project which will benefit the local community.”

The festival will showcase everything sixties including music and fashion, as well as locomotives. Pickering station will be hosting a pop pirate radio show and performances by live bands. Levisham station will feature an Elvis impersonator and be renamed ELVISham. Goathland and Grosmont stations will also have live music and a beer tent.Read more at:cheap formal dresses