Plymouth fashion student Jess Dyer models the stylish Burts Chips fascinator

Fashion students go to the races – in an outfit of old crisp packets

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Plymouth fashion student Jess Dyer models the stylish Burts Chips fascinator
Crunch time: Plymouth fashion student Jess Dyer models the stylish Burts Chips fascinator

Plymouth College of Art fashion students have been exploring a way of recycling old crisp packets – by creating an outfit out of them to take to the races.

The students have fashioned a colourful and flamboyant outfit using Burts Chips packets, which made its first public appearance at Exeter Racecourse on Tuesday, March 6.

A dress and matching accessories have been designed and assembled by students Billie Cox, Alice Smyth, Jessica Dyer and Hazel Symons who are all in the first year of their BTEC Extended Diploma in Fashion and Textiles at the College.

The entire outfit will next be paraded in all its glory on Ladies’ Day at the Cheltenham Festival from March 13 to 16. This outing will provide tremendous exposure for the budding fashion designers, whose vibrant Burts Chips dress is sure to make a statement amongst the sophisticated and glamorous attire typically worn for a day at the races.

There are even plans to enter the dress in the Festival’s best dressed lady competition on the Wednesday of the four-day meeting, where it will go up against fierce competition from some of the most stylish ladies in racing.





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