Creative young designers have unveiled a new collection of cyclewear for women.
The talented fashion design students from Oaklands College and North Hertfordshire College showcased their collection at a fashion show held at the Hatfield Galleria on Sunday, June 28.
The show was attended by Hertfordshire County Council’s cabinet member for public health, localism and ibraries, Teresa Heritage and Welwyn Hatfield Mayor Cllr Lynne Sparks along with more than 300 shoppers, friends and family.
The fashion show, entitled Cycling Has Never Looked So Good, was organised by Hertfordshire County Council to inspire more women and girls into leisure cycling to coincide with the county’s Summer of Cycling programme.
Cllr Teresa Heritage and Cllr Lynne Sparks presented certificates to winners Charlotte Rojewska and Adelane Cook.
Cllr Heritage said: “Wow, what a fantastic show these young people offered us! Their creative flair shone through in the designs they created specifically for female cyclists.
“We all know the health benefits that exercise can bring, but we specifically want to encourage more families and individuals to take to the dedicated cycle trails of Hertfordshire and this fashion show has helped to shine a spotlight on leisure cycling for families.”
School travel plan adviser Lindsey Day, who co-ordinated the show, added: “Our special thanks to The Galleria, the colleges, our sponsors, suppliers and VIPs who helped to make the fashion show a great success.
“The students put a phenomenal amount of effort into creating some outstanding cycling fashion designs and accessories that wowed the crowds. The feedback we had from the audience and exhibitors has been very positive.”
Also exhibiting at the show were Watford Cycle Hub (British Cycling BREEZE), Oakland’s College, North Hertfordshire College and Hatfield Cycles. Volunteers from Teens Unite held a charity raffle.
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