Pupils have designs on showing off creativity

Some of the pupils involved show off their designs
Some of the pupils involved show off their designs

Pupils from secondary schools across North Lanarkshire will showcase their own creative designs at a special fashion show.

They have designed and made over 150 garments and accessories for ‘Made in Lanarkshire’ being held at Motherwell Concert Hall on Friday, Dcember 6.

Made in Lanarkshire features original creative work by pupils from North Lanarkshire’s schools, along with garments from world-renowned manufacturer Thomas Hancock and Co.

Culture NL manager Jillian Ferrie said: “Those attending the fashion show will see a spectacular variety of costumes created by the pupils.

“The works have been inspired by a variety of themes including Africa – to tie in with the bicentenary of the birth of David Livingstone.

“Another theme was ‘carnival’, to link with Brazil hosting the next football World Cup and Olympic Games.

“This project has been a great opportunity, both for pupils who designed the garments and for the pupils who will model them.

“We’ve also had great support from hairdressing and make-up students at Coatbridge College.

“The pupils have worked really hard to come up with the fashion garments and get all the work ready.”

North Lanarkshire schools’ orchestra will also be on hand to prove samba music.

This is the latest event on the Celebrating Lanarkshire 2013 calendar which aims to raise awareness and celebrate Livingstone’s life, along with other cultural and sporting heroes with Lanarkshire connections.

Made in Lanarkshire starts at 7pm and tickets costing £5 can be booked by calling 01698 403120.