AS the major global fashion shows are cancelled this year young people at charity Kibble have hosted their own virtual fashion show with lockdown inspired designs.

Staff working in the charity's care houses suggested the initiative in order to bring a sense of community back to what has been an isolating time for some.

A team of 55 models and 37 designers, made up of staff and young people from fo14urteen of Kibble’s care houses participated in the making of the show.

All were then able to watch the virtual show, held at Gannochy Centre for Expressive Arts, live from their houses.

Costumes had to fall under one of four themes: Lockdown Loungewear, Kibble-Comic-Con, Reconstructed or Junk-to-Funk.

Glasgow Times:

Sarah Falconer, Kibble Arts Development Officer, said: "The young people really jumped on board with the fashion show and seemed to love every minute of it.

"It has been fantastic to see them come together and share their experiences between each house.

"Whether they were using the tie-dye kits for a lockdown leisure piece, creating clothing using the sewing machine or bringing scraps of material together to create an item, they have all been really creative in their ideas.

“It was a great success and we’re so impressed with the final costumes."

Glasgow Times:

At the start of the programme, each house was given a box of materials and items they could use, in addition to a mannequin and sewing machine.

A panel of judges were chosen to select the winning designs at the live showing.

The Kibble Expressive Arts Team set up weekly art workshops using social distancing measures where young people could bring their designs to life.

iPads donated by Children’s Aid were distributed to the houses as a learning tool.

These were used to create instructional videos detailing processes and step-by-step instructions, for example, how to tie-dye and how to make a face-covering.

The young people also got creative with donated items from local organisation RE:Mode and experimented with design processes to create their looks.

They also used newspapers, plastic bags and bottles, cereal boxes and other household waste products to create outfits for Junk-to-Funk and superhero costumes for Kibble-Comic-Con.

Glasgow Times:

The initiative was not only an opportunity to showcase young people's creative talents, it has also contributed towards their Trinity College Arts Award and Dynamic Youth Awards, allowing the young people to learn new skills and keep connected with their friends across campus.