25 July 1997

THE sun shone for the Great Yorkshire Show but nowhere on the showground was it as hot as in the Wool Pavilion.

There, students from the School of Art, Design and Textiles at Bradford and Ilkley Community College sent temperatures soaring with some of the designs shown at their fashion show. Wool sports jackets will never seem traditional country wear again for many of the audience, having seen them worn by barelegged models, their waists cinched by laced corsets.

Trousers with transparent panels and filmy see-through "chaps" worn with skimpy tops were certainly eye-catching but superbly cut trouser suits, for men and women, show that the students have a talent for mainstream day wear too.

The college has provided a regular attraction at the Wool Pavilion for many years and this year its aim was to demonstrate the versatility of wool from fibre, to floor and fashion. It certainly met the brief, for the clothes modelled included a range of theatrical period designs and even two outfits made from wool carpet, backing and underfelt.

No one on the showground felt as hot as the models wearing these "farmers" outfits!

THE sun shone for the Great Yorkshire Show but nowhere on the showground was it as hot as in the Wool Pavilion.

There, students from the School of Art, Design and Textiles at Bradford and Ilkley Community College sent temperatures soaring with some of the designs shown at their fashion show. Wool sports jackets will never seem traditional country wear again for many of the audience, having seen them worn by barelegged models, their waists cinched by laced corsets.

Trousers with transparent panels and filmy see-through "chaps" worn with skimpy tops were certainly eye-catching but superbly cut trouser suits, for men and women, show that the students have a talent for mainstream day wear too.

The college has provided a regular attraction at the Wool Pavilion for many years and this year its aim was to demonstrate the versatility of wool from fibre, to floor and fashion. It certainly met the brief, for the clothes modelled included a range of theatrical period designs and even two outfits made from wool carpet, backing and underfelt.

No one on the showground felt as hot as the models wearing these "farmers" outfits!

That favourite sports jacket will never seem the same again – Bradford student designers gave classical wool jackets and suits a dynamic young look for their pacy fashion show.

The versatility of wool was shown with this theatrical medieval design of a wool chiffon dress and velvet jacket and story book farmers outfits made from carpet and underfelt.