SHOPPERS in Worcester have given the thumbs up to a fashion collection that repurposes the prints once used in Royal Worcester pottery.

High Street favourite Oasis has teamed up with the Museum of Royal Worcester to transform the hand painted prints from Worcester Porcelain into midi dresses, culottes, pencil skirts and more.

The floral designs feature birds, butterflies and flowers and were taken from the museum's unique archive of drawings and paintings.

Interest in the project was high in the city centre when the Spring/Summer collection was put on display in Worcester today outside the city's Guildhall.

Dozens of people visited Oasis's pop-up shop, in the form of Bessie the Bus, which was in the High Street.

Visitors could pop in to see, try on and buy the clothes, which are part of The Heritage Collection, and chat about the collaboration.

Among the visitors was Jan Dorrell, from Worcester, who was shopping in the city with daughter Sophie.

Mrs Dorrell said: "It's part of our heritage of Worcester.

"It's nice to see it be put to use in fashion and see how it transcends the generations really.

"These designs go back years but it's also so current.

"It's nice."

Sophie Dorrell said: "It's a really good idea I think.

"It's really cool and a bit more interesting."

Another visitor was Lydia Mace-Moore, who said: "It's nice that it's local and so stylish."

Louise Last said: "I think it's wonderful, excellent for both parties.

"I work at the museum and I recognises the birds used on some of the clothes."

Examples of clothes are also at the Museum of Worcester as part of a Turn the Tables exhibition which puts pictures of the new designs alongside displays of the porcelain items featuring the same birds, butterflies and flowers.

Parbi Sanghera, from Oasis, said: "People have been coming to look at the collection and ask questions.

"They are really interested in why we are in Worcester.

"We've been telling people about the Museum and the exhibition there.

"The collection is lovely and it really identifies with Worcester."