NINETEEN talented fashion students from Southampton pinned their hopes on making an impact on high street stores when they showed their wares at an end-of-course fashion show.

Revelations 90 took place on June 15, 1990, and the brief was simple: each youngster had to design and create six garments for a specific market and leave a mark on the nation’s fashion scene.

Among the directors of the event were fashion gurus from Next and Gucci.

Although the work signalled the climax of a two-year HND Fashion course and gave 18 women and one man a taste of the competitive world of professional fashion before they looked for employment.

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From the earthy simplicity of rough textured cottons and linens to the luxurious fusion of velvet, chiffon and silk dupion, the collection had something to offer everyone.

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The audience at the show saw clothes which were essentially wearable, from leisure wear to wedding gowns, evening wear to working chic.