Student Chloe takes Runway title after “phenomenal” show

By her own admission Runway 2015 winner Chloe Lockley-Middleton started the final feeling a bag of nerves.

But after several clothes changes her confidence and winning smile grew so much she figured at the top of every judge’s checklist.

Chloe Lockley-Middleton winner of the Halifax Courier Runway final.

Chloe Lockley-Middleton winner of the Halifax Courier Runway final.

Former Brighouse High School student Chloe (19)of Southowram who is working at Jack Wills clothes store Dean Clough, Halifax before heading to Huddersfield University to study psychology, says she hadn’t even thought of entering until she was cajoled into it by her boyfriend’s grandma.

“I was a nervous wreck to begin with but I grew into it. I would love to model. This has always been something I have wanted to do,” said Chloe, who won an introduction to modelling course from Bernadette Gledhill of Morton Gledhill - The Fashion team, a judge and co-sponsor of the event along with Harveys and the Courier.

She also won £250 of vouchers to spend at the store and a fashion shoot with a professional photographer.

Fellow judge Tony Murray, general manager of Harveys who combined Runway 2015 with the launch of the Spring and Summer ranges, said: “It was a phenomenal event. The girls were outstanding, there was a great audience and it was just so difficult to pick a winner.”

Bernadette said: “To put on such a show, considering they had just an hour for a walk through is a wonderful tribute to the girls.

“Every one of them grew in confidence with each change of clothes.”

Sue Harvey and the Courier’s Tim Worsnop completed the judging panel.

Brands worn by the girls included White Stuff, Sahara, Masai, Phase Eight, Wallis, Nomads, Betty Barclay, Juniper and Olsen.