PENNING LARA CROFT
Copyright 2002 www.thisisleeds.co.uk
[ March 11th 2002 ]
fashion student Lyndsey McKee has designs on saving
the world. If Lara Croft or Supergirl need a new
outfit then they should look up the talented 18-year-old
from Wakefield. The Leeds College of Art and Design
student was a regional winner in The Cancer Research/Dylon
Recycled Fashion show All Action Superbabes.
asked Lyndsey and fellow designers to come up
with an outfit worthy of a superheroine using
unsaleable materials from Cancer Research UK charity
shops and Dylon fabrics and paint. Those who made
it through the regional heats had their outfits
unveiled on the national catwalk at the American
Intercontinental University in London.
designed a Wonder Woman costume with an air of
mystery - hence the combination of armbands and
high boots with a mask rather than a traditional
headband. The outfit was created using an old
dress, paper cups and tinfoil. Lyndsey said: "While
I'd be surprised to find Supergirl a regular client
of mine in the future, this competition was great
fun and helped me unleash my creativity without
bounds! I can't wait to build on this experience
in my future fashion career."
fashion show was hosted by Yorkshire born TV presenter
Kristen O'Brien and Leeds-born model Nell McAndrew,
who took to the catwalk in the winning outfit
by Anna Scott of Glasgow Caledonian University.
Osbourne, director of communications and information
at Cancer Research UK and a member of the judging
panel said: "With vintage clothing coming back
into vogue, the designers proved that you don't
need spend a fortune to look great, just bag some
charity shop clothes, some Dylon fabric dye and
let your imagination run wild."