Third Place in National Fashion Icon Competition

Royal Grammar School Worcester | 26 Mar 2018 | ISC Icon HMC Icon
Year Nine Royal Grammar School Worcester (RGSW) pupil Anna Berry has been awarded third place in the prestigious Fashion Icon Competition.
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Anna's entry was selected as one of the ten finalists whose designs were exhibited at The Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch show at the NEC which took place from 14 to 17 March.

Prior to the competition, Year Nine RGS Worcester Textile pupils completed a series of inspiring mood boards and design idea pages in preparation for the Fashion Icon Competition. The theme of ‘sustainable fashion using floral elements’ captured the imaginations of the students and each submitted three pieces of work for the aged Thirteen to Eighteen age group category. To the delight of the Textiles Department at RGSW, the organisers of the competition expressed how impressed they were with all of the entries from RGS Worcester and that they were to be exhibited at The Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch show at the NEC which took place from 14 to 17 March.

Isabella Hulbert was awarded a Highly Commended Certificate for her entry and Anna Berry was selected as one of ten finalists to compete at the show on Friday 16 March.

From her initial idea drawing, Anna went about constructing her design in fabric using complex pattern drafting skills as well as intricate applique and patchwork techniques, each to an incredibly high standard. She worked tirelessly to complete her outfit which she modelled on the catwalk at the National Event.

After two rounds of intense judging and an on-stage interview, Anna was presented with Third Place overall.

Mrs Jo Bishop, Head of Textiles said, “Anna represented the school in a National Arena at such a high level and we are incredibly proud of her achievement.”

Anna’s work will be exhibited at the Creative Arts Faculty evening at RGSW in June. 

About Royal Grammar School Worcester

An education at RGS Worcester is inclusive, challenging and academically stimulating. In the Senior School, we offer an outstanding education for boys and girls aged 11 – 18 years with an extensive range of opportunities both in their studies and in their co-curricular experience of school life. Our aim is to deliver excellence in all areas starting with high quality teaching and exceptional pastoral care. RGS Worcester, as one of the oldest schools in the country, combines a sense of history, community and place in the City of Worcester with ‘state of the art’ facilities, spacious grounds and a determination to see each child achieve their full potential. We are pleased that our pupils attain the qualifications necessary to go on to the leading universities in the UK and abroad, and are particularly proud that they develop the personal qualities of working together, respecting one another and their community and being open and friendly towards others.

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