Budding designers rocked the catwalk with their budget fashion.
The group of 100 ‘wannabe’ designers lit up Leeds Town Hall on Friday night with an impressive catwalk of creations fashioned out of second hand clothes.
Each participant had a budget of just £20 to make their outfit, which they then modelled at the 1950s vintage-themed show.
They had been picked to take part as part of Passion4Fashion, a project led by Leeds Federated Housing Association, and aimed at inspiring budding designers.
It saw those who took part involved in workshops in the weeks leading up to the weekend’s showcase, learning how to design, sew and revive old clothes with support from local eco designers Katchup Clothing, Re-Made and Fabrication.
Julie Brown, 30, reworked an old silver dress of her mum’s teaming it with a denim waistcoat made out of an old pair of jeans, purple material and feathers.
She said: “I have really enjoyed the course and people have been really nice. It is the first time that I have done anything like this.”
Amanda Walker, 31, said: “It has been really exiting and interesting. I am very proud of what I have achieved over the last 10 weeks. I am now going to look into doing a night course in fashion.”
Passion4Fashion aims to improve financial inclusion in Leeds and provide opportunities for talented people across the city.
The scheme also provided everyone involved with training and support from a Job Centre Plus outreach advisor, showing them how to manage their finances and find employment or further training and education.
Fridays’ catwalk was hosted by Capital Radio’s breakfast show presenter Jo Jo, and featured entertainment from Leeds-based songwriters Ricky Fleming and Bianca Gerald, and break dance outfit Speak to the Streets.