Alex, who is part way through his A Level Design course, project managed the entire show, which featured a collection showcasing the skill and creative flair of the school’s budding textiles and fashion designers.
The special evening transformed the school’s Memorial Library into a fashion runway with students helping with every aspect of the show’s management, from modelling to helping back-stage. A gramophone played in the background, which added to the ambience of the show and was in keeping with the age of the historic venue, which was built in 1921 as a memorial to Bedales students killed in the First World War.
During the evening Joseph Martin gave a talk on the difference between high street and bespoke tailoring and praised the quality of the students’ work. Joseph, whose family-run business dates back to 1895, is based in Ireland with an international clientele.
Commenting on the show, Headmaster of Bedales Schools, Keith Budge said, “The students’ dedication and attention to detail were very apparent throughout the entire evening, both in the quality of the clothing collection and also the management and leadership of the evening itself. The praise received from an industry professional was well earned.”