Young Craftsman of the Year Competition 2018

Posted: 30th June 2018

Two sixth form students from Burgess Hill Girls are celebrating their success in the Textile section of this competition.

Allegra Cook came first and Prudence Chow came third. Allegra’s outfit was then judged in Bronze position when judged against the winners of the other four sections.  Natasha Bunn’s work was also Highly Commended by the judges. All girls study Textiles and Art at BHG and have been working hard during the year creating their amazing outfits.

Allegra’s unique outfit was inspired by the changing position of women in society, and included feminine flowing materials which contrasted with more masculine elements of leather and parts of a man’s suit. The bodice was a boned corset made of fine net and decorated with embroidered orchid flowers. Allegra is going to study Fashion design at university next year.

Prudence’s outfit was designed in response to the pollution which metal components can cause when clothing is disposed of into landfill sites. The two piece outfit was inspired by the Japanese Kimono garments and did not use any metal fastenings in its construction.

Textile teacher Barbara Bradley was absolutely delighted to hear news of their success, but said  ‘Their success was well deserved as throughout the year they have all been working very hard’.