Those clothes are rubbish ... and that’s brilliant!

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FASHION icons at a Kirkintilloch school have made the must-have items for the summer ... out of crisp bags, papers and biscuit wrappers.

The ‘Anything But Clothes’ event at Kirkintilloch High School challenged pupils to come up with clothing designs using recycled materials, with 25 models showing off the 39 outfits on the catwalk in front of a packed crowd.

Several hundred soft drinks cans, 150 biscuit wrappers, 75 crisp packets and a pile of newspapers were just some of the materials used.

As well as being a sell-out success the evening raised over £860 for charities Tickled Pink and Project Ghana.

Organiser Amie McCormick, an S6 pupil, spent three months putting the show together.

Highlights included an intricate armour design, created from cardboard by S6 pupil Eddie Zhou.

Meanwhile, Andrew Lamb made a metallic armour bodice from Irn Bru cans and Eilidh Gregory created a skirt and top from old ties.

After much deliberation the three judges – Anne Wood from North Glasgow College and Cathy Martin and Julie Anderson from East Dunbartonshire Waste Management - awarded the prize for best design to Hannah MacMillan for her newspaper wedding gown.

The award for best use of recycled materials went to Amie McCormick for her Barr Soft Drinks dresses, while Andrew Lamb and Jamie Easdon landed the ‘best presence on the catwalk’ gong.

Fiona Cuthbertson, principal teacher of art and design, said: “From the outset, the senior pupils really bought into the idea, taking ownership and responsibility for the success of the event.

“They all worked so hard to create costumes which showed originality and creativity and the event was a showcase of their efforts.

“They are a credit to Kirkintilloch High School and I am proud of every single pupil who played their part both onstage and behind the scenes. It really was a team effort.”

She added: “The school would like to thank its kind sponsors without whom the event could not have happened – Barr Soft Drinks, Poppy Love florist, and Sapphire Clothing.

“We would also like to acknowledge the support of Cumbernauld College hair and make-up students for styling, as well the three judges .”