Taunton teenager tackles domestic abuse with fashion line
By abbie_taunton | Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 14:32
A Taunton teenager is tackling themes of domestic abuse through the medium of fashion.
Phoebe Thorne wearing one of her fashion designs that aims to explore themes of domestic violence and conflict
16 year old Phoebe Thorne from Taunton will be showcasing her designs at a college fashion show.
Bridgwater College students were asked to explore seven topics including 'Recycling', 'Nature' and 'Best of British'. Phoebe chose to interpret her topic in a totally unique way.
"I had quite a vague topic, 'what lies beneath'," she explained.
"I interpreted it by exploring themes of internal and domestic conflict. The colours I used represent bruises, domestic abuse and inner negative feelings. I am very proud of the finished product."
Phoebe currently studies AS Level Textiles at Bridgwater College.
Fashion work from A Level, Foundation Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art Media and Design will also be showcased at the event.
Students from Hair and Beauty, Media Make-up, Photography and Media and Production Arts courses will be creatively involved behind the scenes.
Hair and Media Make-up students will also be using this as an opportunity to show off their more avant-garde creations.
Judge Sarah Edwards, owner of accessory maker Frances George, said: "Bridgwater College gives students the opportunity to be totally uninhibited in their design work.
"As I'm passionate about design, quality and skill I can't wait to see the designs, materials and craftsmanship in this show."
Two showings will take place, one starting at 6.30pm and the other starting at 8pm.
Tickets cost £8 and include a canapé reception. They can be bought via the college's online store.
For more information about the fashion show, contact 01278 455464.