Bradford College are proud to announce their involvement in the Commonwealth Games 2010 Cultural Programme. Principal Michele Sutton, OBE jetted out to the vibrant city of New Delhi this week, accompanied by students and other high level College officials to attend the games.
To celebrate the Commonwealth Games 2010, students from Fashion, Photography, Make-up and Hairdressing joined forces with students from Delhi's International Institute of Fashion Technology to stage the high profile ‘Enchanted Splendour Commonwealth Games Fashion Show.’ The show forms part of the Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme, supported by the British Council's UKIERI Education Exchange programme, under the project ‘Fashion in Commonwealth Games’.
Former Minister for Sport, Mr Gerry Sutcliffe, Shadow Minister, Mr Richard Caborn, Principal, Michele Sutton and Rugby India were invited to attend the show. Taking front row seats they watched India’s top models and Miss Mauritius 2010 Laetitia Darche pull out all the stops as they took to the runway.
The cutting edge show integrates ‘Fashion’ with ‘Sports’ and was hosted at the British Council's Headquarters on Kasturba Gandhi Marg, on Friday 8th October.
Backstage, Bradford College Student Carla Dyson created stunning looks for the catwalk. Whilst working she was talent spotted by IIFT Chairman, Ratnadeep Lal, and Total Performance Director, Anup Bannerjea and asked to model for the show. Commenting on Carla’s talents, they said: “We thought Carla had potential, so we gave her a try and she's natural! Carla's now a key member of our Catwalk Team.''
Student Carla Dyson has crafted her art at Bradford College, enrolling on a Foundation Degree in Make-up Artistry and Special Effects and progressing to a BA (Hons) Special Make-up Effects and Artistry to become the great British talent we know today.
Carla commenting on the experience said: ''All the Bradford College students have had a fantastic experience here in Delhi - our IIFT Colleagues have been brilliant to work with! We've all fallen in love with Delhi and the Indian people.”
“I can't believe I've been on the catwalk with Miss Mauritius 2010, Laetitia Darche and India's top Models. All the girls and Laetitia have been fantastic in helping me calm my nerves and feel at home."
Carla continued: “I know my College hosted the India Rugby Sevens Team UK Tour last month. I feel honoured that the players have come to the show, along with other VIP's and cheered us on. Bradford College & IIFT Team will be at the Sevens on Monday, cheering on Captain Nasser Hussain and the Sevens Squad.”
Carla reflected: “It really has been an amazing time for all of us at the Games; we'd like to thank the people of Delhi and the British Council for their fantastic support. My Mum can't believe this is happening to me. I really am living a dream this week, thanks to the Games.''