Fashion and textiles students are adding a unique twist to a fashion show at Plymouth College of Art on Thursday 16th May promoting sexual health awareness with Condom Couture.
The project is a challenge for students from Extended Diploma in Fashion and Textiles, along with Student Support Wellbeing, to promote the sexual health message through the design and making of garments from condoms.
The eye-catching designs will be showcased during the Condom Couture fashion show on Thursday 16th May at 12 noon in reception at the college. The fashion garments have been created from 3,000 condoms donated by various organisations.
Linzi Price, Head of Student Support said “Condom Couture is a unique and creative way of sharing a safer sex message to our student community. The design and production of all the garments has been carried out by our further education fashion students and we have been lucky enough to receive some generous donations from Eddystone Trust, Pasante and mycondoms.co.uk”
A spokesperson for Eddystone Trust, who has donated some of the condoms, said “The Eddystone Trust are delighted to support the work of Plymouth College of Art in its efforts to tie in the arts, fashion and safer sex. HIV has not gone away and good sexual health is still everybody’s business. Encouraging students to break taboos around condoms is really welcome and we’re really looking forward to seeing what comes out of this innovative event. Love and passion are still in fashion!”
See the designs for yourself by dropping into the college on Thursday 16th May at 12pm.
Places are still available for September 2013, for information on courses call 01752 203434.