Havering students dress to impress in budget fashion show

14:35 08 April 2014

Joanna Olasoji, 18, and her twin sister Susanna, Eni Jimoh, 20, Patrick Thompson, 18, Fazeela Butt, 21 and Jake Prior, 17

Joanna Olasoji, 18, and her twin sister Susanna, Eni Jimoh, 20, Patrick Thompson, 18, Fazeela Butt, 21 and Jake Prior, 17


College students have taken on a challenge to dress on a budget for an eco fashion show - in which they donned only second-hand clothes.

Students at Havering College of Further Education in Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch, accepted the “style on a budget” task and embarked on a shopping trip around local charity shops.

The aim of the challenge was to raise financial awareness among young people, and was part of National Student Money Week.

The fashion shows, also held at the Quarles campus in Tring Gardens, Harold Hill, awarded the best dressed students prizes of £150.

Fashion student Eni Jimoh, 20, from Chadwell Heath, who won the prize at Ardleigh Green, said: “My jacket cost £5 from a charity shop, the studs were £1 and I added a few of my own accessories.”

A team entry was voted the best at Quarles with the prize shared by students Nafisa Antwi, Raidah Mirza, Saara Mehrban and Aai’Sha Venson.

Havering College student development worker Kelly Phillips said: “Managing money effectively is an important skill for young people – fashion recycling is one way students can stay in control of their finances.”

The eco-fashion shows were supported by the college’s Fashion department and Havering Council’s Waste & Recycling Team.


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