Students showcase their work at the new archive centre in Wakefield

Fashion students from Barnsley College have produced garments inspired by the First World War archive collections as part of a wider Heritage Lottery Funded project. A selection of garments will be chosen for display at the opening exhibition at West Yorkshire Archive Centre from early 2017.

West Yorkshire Archive Centre acted as a client setting the students a professional brief. Barnsley College students had access to archival collections for inspiration to research, design and print textiles to tailor make garments that explored the stories of local families whose lives were forever transformed by the events of 1914-1918.

Kamol Meesri, a Fashion and Textiles apprentice, said: “For my second fashion assignment of year two I was given an opportunity to work on a live project with the Wakefield History Archive Centre with a strong source of inspiration from World War One (WWI). The process of this project from start to end was a very powerful, emotional and inspiring progression.

“The whole project was such an amazing experience and very rewarding, I’m thankful to Barnsley College for the opportunity.”

Last updated: 31st January 2017

Originally posted on: 31st January 2017