Dagenham fashion show cuts a fine figure
PUBLISHED: 12:13 22 June 2015 | UPDATED: 14:56 22 June 2015
The fashion police were out in force with a riot of colour and style as members of the community took to the catwalk to celebrate the borough’s 50th anniversary with an eclectic range of clothing.
Pictures: Dagenham fashion show cuts fine figure
Riot police gear and gas masks were provided by Metropolitan Polices territorial support group for the Chadwell Heath Community Centre show
Outfits were designed and modelled by students at The Warren School, along with other volunteers
A number of fashion crimes were committed on the catwalk
Fashion from the 60s through to the modern day were showcased at the event last Friday
Volunteers from the centre, along with with members of Active Age Chadwell Heath Asian Ladies Network club helped out with the event
Mayor cllr Simon Bremner and young mayor Angelica Olawepo
Cupcakes at the height of fashion
Arresting outfits were all the rage at the Chadwell Heath Community Centre show on Friday, when students from The Warren School modelled outfits designed for their coursework on the catwalk along with a host of volunteers.
Riot police gear and gas masks courtesy of Metropolitan Police’s territorial support group made the cut at the well-attended event, with Pepsi cola shifts and well-dressed cupcakes also making an appearance.
“It was absolutely hilarious,” said community centre chair Anne Estlea.
“Some of these costumes were fabulous, you wouldn’t credit school children with making them.”
Volunteers from the centre as well as members of Active Age and Chadwell Heath Asian Ladies’ Network Club helped model the clothes and ensured the afternoon ran smoothly.
“We have a fantastic bunch of volunteers - without them this centre wouldn’t function,” Anne added.
Barking and Dagenham mayor Simon Bremner and young mayor Angelica Olawepo were among the 70-strong crowd, helping raise funds for the community centre cum library.
Run as a charity since September last year, the old Robert Meyes library was given a new lease of life after the community fought to save it, and now offers a range of classes as well as a renewed library service.
To find out opening times and activities running, go to lbbd.gov.uk
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