A FASHION Design student at Bucks New University is looking to raise awareness of the impact ‘fast fashion’ is having on plastic pollution in the oceans.

Corran MacKerron, 22, is displaying a range of garments embellished with recycled plastic and made from eco-innovative materials including one from pineapple leaf, at Bucks New University’s Art and Design Summer Show from June 14-15 and 16-19.

Now, Corran, from Princes Risborough, who attended Lord Williams’s School in Thame, is displaying the garments at the Art and Design Summer Show at the university in Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe.

She said she was “hugely excited” to show off her work and get an important message out.

“My work is all about preventing plastic damaging the ocean,” said Corran.

“I have not used any synthetic material but instead it is all made from fabrics which were produced with less impact on the environment.

“Plastic was designed to be indestructible, yet it’s being seen as ‘single-use’ and is being discarded, particularly thanks to the popularity of ‘fast fashion’.

“I wanted to show how it can be effectively recycled and made in to something beautiful.

“I have enjoyed the challenge of being restricted to certain materials, particularly as the research I’ve carried out alongside my project has left me shocked by the well-publicised devastating effects plastic has had on the oceans.”

Corran said having her work covered by Sky Ocean Rescue, which featured a film with her on its social media, had been a “fantastic opportunity”.

She said: “Every single piece of plastic ever made is still on this earth, which is terrible, and I am trying to do anything I can do to help redress this.

“I’ve been so lucky on this course to take something I am passionate about and create a project I am proud of.”

The Art and Design Summer Show is open from 10am-2pm and 5pm-7pm on Friday, June 14, from 10am-4pm on Saturday, June 15, and from 10am-2pm and 5pm-7pm on Monday, June 17, Tuesday, June 18, and Wednesday, June 19.