Students showcase collections at sold-out fashion degree show



Heriot-Watt University's School of Textile and Design opened its doors to the public last week as students showcased their degree collections at the 2019 Degree and Fashion Show. 

Friday 24 May kicked off the event, which welcomed guests to view a runway show and exhibition of students' collections, as part of the five-day affair.

This year's theme was colour block, and students drew inspiration from a range of topics such as mental health, sustainability and Scottish fairy tales.

Professor Fiona Waldron, Head of School, said: “The annual Degree and Fashion Show is a wonderful chance to celebrate our students' work, both internally and with the public.

“This year's event was attended by industry professionals, VIP guests, friends, family and staff, who were all blown away with the standard of our students' work.

"It was also a great opportunity to showcase our unrivalled facilities, which make our Scottish Borders Campus a stand-out place to study fashion and textiles. As well as celebrating our student's work, we hope the show will encourage people who are considering a degree in fashion or design to join us at Galashiels.”

Currently, Heriot-Watt is ranked second in Scotland for Art and Design.