Tuesday 16 July 2019

Students team up with Social Services for fashion event with a message

Show encourages recycling

Jessica Farry

Sligo Social Services in conjunction with local schools will be running a second UP-Cycle Fashion Show in aid of services in the community.

The event will take place on November 29th at the Clayton with the one and Sligo's Sandy Kelly will be acting as MC for the night.

Teams were provided with second hand clothes that have been donated to Sligo Social Services at a special clothes swap event last Wednesday.

Each team involved will be asked to create a four piece collection to show at the fashion show on November 29th.

Friends and family of the students will be invited along to the event, along with members of the public.

A panel of local retailers will judge the winners.

Participants will be asked to create an interesting theme for their overall collection and a member of the team will be asked to present their collection/theme on stage.

The team will also have to give details of their inspiration, theme and the journey of each collection during their presentation.

The teams will be asked to create and bring along an A3 size mood board, including pictures of the process of creating their collection, their theme, inspiration and anything they feel is relevant - each mood board will be displayed on the night and will be reviewed by the judges.

Members of the team or friends can be involved in the modelling of clothes.

There must be at least two models on each team.

Let your creative juices run wild. Students can change the clothes they choose in anyway to create an exciting, wearable collection.

Teams can spend a maximum of €20 on additional items to use in the project, but they do not have to spend anything at all.

Sligo Social Services provides many valuable services for the community including Meals on Wheels, homeless services, childcare and refugee re-settlement, community employment schemes and other services and projects in the community in Sligo.

The event will raise vital funds for Sligo Social Services and will help them deliver their many services.

It is hoped that the event will not only raise vital funds for Sligo Social Services, but it will also raise awareness for the services offered and the benefits of recycling.

For more information on the event contact

Tickets for the event cost €10 and can be purchased at schools.

Sligo Champion