FASHION FUTURES

Overview

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.

WORKSHOPS
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The project is launched with a day of induction and research at the V&A. Launch day is followed by 10 weeks of industry led fashion workshops on Saturday mornings. 60 teenagers receive expert tuition 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.

The final stage of the project sees the Finalists spend an intensive week at Summer School expanding on the designs they have created and developing the skills they learnt in stage 1.  By the end of the week their designs are complete and ready for the London Fashion Week catwalk in September.


We are pleased to announce the Fashion Futures Finalists of 2017!

From 14 boroughs across London and 17 schools and colleges

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LONDON FASHION WEEK 2016

2016 FASHION FUTURES FINALISTS

London Fashion Week


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

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


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FASHION FUTURES 2015

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