Taunton teenager tackles domestic abuse with fashion line
A Taunton teenager is tackling themes of domestic abuse through the medium of fashion.
16 year old Phoebe Thorne from Taunton will be showcasing her designs at a college fashion show later this month.
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.
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"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 and Hair and Media Make-up students will be using this as an opportunity to show off their more avant-garde creations.
Judge Sarah Edwards, a former employee of Jimmy Choo and 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.