Girls help stock shop

Shoppers hunting for a bargain won’t be disappointed at Batley’s Kirkwood Hospice shop, thanks to a group of up-and-coming fashion designers.

Students Leisha Anglin, Nicola Bowden and Mahalia Chambers have customised clothes donated to the charity shop to create unique fashions.

They are all studying for a fashion styling and promotion foundation degree course at Batley School of Art and Design, part of Kirklees College.

Course leader Zainab Mulla said: “They went through the racks and picked out key garments they thought they could customise and make more up-to-date. The charity shop has been really helpful, allowing the students full range of everything in stock.”

Leisha, 20, picked her outfit based on a romantic, nostalgic theme. Her two-piece skirt and blouse has been enhanced with beadwork and shoulder pads to show off the texture of the ensemble. As a thank you to the shop, the re-designed outfits are now on sale there.