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Military-inspired fashion show at Carlisle museum

Fashion students from Carlisle College have designed outfits inspired by the two world wars.

They're on display at Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, in an exhibition called Fashion Ration.

Greg Hoare went to find out more:

Cumbria's fashion show with a military twist

The exhibition is at Cumbria's Museum of Military Life. Credit: ITV Border

Clothes inspired by war are the subject of a new exhibition at Cumbria's Museum of Military Life.

They were made by students from Carlisle College.

It's part of a project called Fashion Ration. They were given a package containing old clothes, and asked to transform them into contemporary outfits, with a military style.

The aim's to commemorate the two world wars, as well as giving the students practical experience.

Chanel puts Borders textile mill back on the catwalk

It's an industry that was once booming in the Borders, though more recently it's been in decline. But for one textile mill that's been operating in Hawick for more than a century, fortunes are about to be reversed.

Barrie Knitwear is now owned by fashion powerhouse Chanel, and are soon to unveil their first knitwear collection for the label in Paris.

As a result, factory bosses say they are desperate to train new staff with traditional knitwear skills.

Jenny Longden reports:


Borders textile mill to launch first Chanel collection

Lilly Collins Credit: By Karl Lagerfield

Borders based textile mill, Barrie Knitwear, is set to take the high fashion world by storm in Paris.

The company were taken over by fashion powerhouse Chanel in 2012 and they are soon to launch their first collection in France.

The mill, which dates back more than a century and uses traditional hand-stitching methods, are also looking to recruit 100 new workers.

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