St Albans college students design dress for High Sheriff

Students at Oaklands College in St Albans designed a dress for High Sheriff of Hertfordshire Sarah B

Students at Oaklands College in St Albans designed a dress for High Sheriff of Hertfordshire Sarah Beazley. Picture: Oaklands College - Credit: Archant

Art, fashion and design students at Oaklands College in St Albans designed a traditional court dress for the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire.

Students worked closely with High Sheriff Sarah Beazley to suggest and create designs for the dress, challenging them to turn a uniform typically designed for a man into a visionary outfit for a woman.

The project, led by Oaklands College tutor Sarah Easterby, was designed to give students experience of working for a client, something they are likely to experience in their future professions.

The High Sheriff said afterwards: "I took away many ideas from the students' designs and put them together into the two outfits that were then created for me.

"Although my court dress still uses the traditional velvet, lace and steel cut buttons, the overall design including many small details, are inspired by the work produced by the students."


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