Walsall College Fashion students, who are studying at the London College of Contemporary Arts (LCCA), were filmed by the BBC to talk about what they would design if they were asked to create a dress for Meghan Markle.
The filming was part of ‘Royal Wedding Watch’, a programme broadcast on PBS in the United States in the lead up to the Royal wedding. Each evening, an episode would focus on a different element of the big day, including the bride’s wedding dress.
The episode sees fashion designer Sadie Clayton set students the brief to create a dress that’s iconic and in keeping with the bride’s modern image.
A range of designs were produced, from ball gown styles to dresses with a mermaid silhouette for the skirt.
Hosted by presenters Meredith Vieira and Matt Baker, Royal Wedding Watch explores the history, ceremony, and traditions shaping the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and features commentary from experts, guests and historians.
Christine Taylor, Curriculum Manager for Fashion at Walsall College, said: “Taking part in this programme has been a fantastic experience for our students at the LCCA.
It has given them the opportunity to work on a live brief, whilst gaining international exposure through this programming. We’re very proud of what they have produced, which is a testament to the knowledge, skills and creativity that they have successfully honed during their studies.”
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