Students wear their heart on their sleeve for charity

Scottish fashion students are getting to the heart of fashion by raising thousands of pounds for the 50th anniversary of the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Fashion students from Heriot-Watt's School of Textiles & Design have joined forces with colleagues from Telford College to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) with fashion shows based on the philosophy that 'one man's trash is another man's treasure'.

The 28 talented fashionistas have looted BHF charity shops around the country collecting items to create new outfits from second hand garments. Inspired by looks from the military 1940s to the 1990s grunge movement, the third year Textiles & Fashion Design Management students have created a collection of one off pieces. From 80s style playsuits with splashes of bright colour, traditional military wear with a modern twist and underwear as outerwear.

The collection also celebrated the current trend for 'upcycling' garments while raising money for the charity through the shows.

The first show took place in Galashiels on 22 February, and the second at Telford on 24 February.