Battle Abbey pupil through to designer finals

Battle Abbey School art textile pupil Minna Hornsby, pictured here with the piece she created for her final GCSE exam, has been put through to the finals of the Young Fashion Designer Competition, at Kent College, Pembury.
Battle Abbey School art textile pupil Minna Hornsby, pictured here with the piece she created for her final GCSE exam, has been put through to the finals of the Young Fashion Designer Competition, at Kent College, Pembury.

BATTLE Abbey School art textile pupil Minna Hornsby has been put through to the finals of the Young Fashion Designer Competition at Kent College, Pembury.

The piece featured here, which the Year 11 student created for her final GCSE exam, is about how anorexia affects the individual.

The dress has crisp packets stitched into it, pills and features a machine stitched diary of an anorexic person on the back.

Art textiles teacher Sue Townsend said: “This is fantastic news. The final is on June 30, when Minna will be interviewed at an exhibition of her work, and there will then be an award ceremony with official judges from the fashion industry.

“With a £200 first prize available we are all hoping Minna can make it two in a row for the school and follow in the footsteps of Battle Abbey School’s Harriet Pankhurst, who won last years competition with her ‘war-time memories’ dress.”