The annual event saw York College students take inspiration from themes such as the American Dream, Japanese Geishas, Auschwitz, modern day sexism, human activity on the environment and civil unrest for their individual collections.
The event, held yesterday at York Racecourse, also featured group collections from all fashion courses at the college.
Students in the second year of an extended diploma in fashion and clothing took inspiration from Yorkshire Wildlife Park while year one diploma students took part in a St Leonard’s Hospice recycling project.
Students doing fashion design and production took part in a leather project inspired and sponsored by the Cordwainers of York and also an identity project sponsored by the Yorkshire Museums Trust.
College fashion tutor Marie Neal-Smith, said: “Collections have been inspired by broad ranging themes this year, many of them carrying messages which reflect the happenings in our society.
“Fabrics and silhouettes are diverse, creative and often unconventional in the combinations they are presented in.”