FASHION FUTURES 2017

Overview

Hands-on fashion industry experience for 16-19 year olds
January – March 2017

 

On FAD’s renowned course of Saturday workshops, you’ll be supported by specialist tutors and industry mentors to learn the fundamentals of fashion – from research and design to pattern cutting and garment construction. You’ll produce a sketchbook and portfolio pages, as well as an original paper pattern and toile. Selected participants will be invited to progress to the Fashion Futures summer school and showcase their work on the London Fashion Week runway in September 2017.

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WORKSHOPS

The first stage of Fashion Futures 2017 workshops launchs at the V&A on Saturday 21st January

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Launch day is followed by 10 weeks of industry led, fashion workshops on Saturday mornings. 60 teenagers receive expert tuition from industry volunteers to learn about the complete design process – from initial research and garment design to technical drawing, pattern cutting and constructing a finished toile.

At the end of the 10 week course the young designers present their finished toiles and portfolios to a panel of industry experts, who select the Fashion Futures finalists.



2016 FASHION FUTURES FINALISTS

Meet the 22 talented teenagers selected to showcase at London Fashion Week this September


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GEORGIE HUDD | WINNER
Holy Trinity Secondary School
Sindy
SINDY NGUYEN | INNOVATION AWARD
City and Islington Holloway College
Bianca
BIANCA BLANARI | TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
St Marylebone School
Cleopatra
CLEOPATRA THOMPSON | TEXTILES AWARD
Prendergast Hilly Fields College
Eleanor
ELEANOR MUTARE | FAD OUTSTANDING ACHIEVMENT AWARD
Barking and Dagenham College
ellen
ELLEN POPPY HILL
Graveney School
Nusra
NUSRA NIJIMBERE
City and Islington College
Imogen
IMOGEN MULVENNA
Prendergast Hilly Fields College
Taja
TAJA BOODIE
Raines Foundation School
Daisy Real
DAISY HAGGERTY
Holy Trinity Secondary
Cleoluana
CLEOLUANA FERNANDES
City and Islington College
Abi
ABI CAREW
Langley Park School
Emily K
EMILY KHOR
Townley Grammar School

Tia
TIA-MARIE KENT-SMITH
St Francis Xavier VI Form College
Valerie
VALERIE OLU
Skinner's Academy
Aanisah
AANISAH SUHAIL
Valentine's High School
Natalie
NATALIE BROTHERTON
Lewisham and Southwark College
Lauren
LAUREN ALGAR
Langley Park School
Emily G
EMILY GUEST
Bexleyheath Academy
Lidia
LIDIA ZAKOWSKA
La Retraite School
Salma
SALMA OSMAN
Valentine's High School


LONDON FASHION WEEK

The finalists create their garments in just five intensive days, building on the skills they have learnt in Stage 1


The final stage of the project sees the selected finalists spend an intensive week at the University of East London expanding on the skills they have developed in stage 1 to create their finished designs for the London Fashion Week catwalk.

The Fashion Futures final takes place at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week in September.The event is attended by over 300 guests, including key figures in industry and press.


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FASHION FUTURES 2015

See the project in action and read about last year’s winners here.