FAD Fashion Futures Summer School 2018

The 20 finalists of the 2018 Fashion Futures had the Summer School in a hot week. In 2 rooms of the University of East London the garments came to life.

Fashion Futures 2018 Graduates: Serife Niyazi

Winner of Fashion Futures 2012, graduating from BA (Hons) Textiles: Knit with Business Studies, University of Brighton   Taking part in Fashion Futures was a valuable step in pushing me

Fashion Futures 2018 Graduates: Hannah Dang

Fashion Futures 2012, graduating from BA (Hons) Fashion Design Womenswear at Central St Martins Just days after Hannah showed her graduate collection on the runway at the Central St Martins

Fashion Futures 2018 Graduates: Randa Kherba

Fashion Futures 2012, graduating from BA (Hons) Fashion Menswear, Central St Martins Having just been selected for inclusion in the Central Saint Martins press show, Randa Kherba is a menswear

Fashion Futures 2018 Graduates: Monique Davidson

Fashion Futures 2012, graduating from BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Development at London College of Fashion     Since taking part in FAD Fashion Futures back in 2012, Monique Davidson

#fashionfutures2018 – Preparing for the Summer School

The 2018 Fashion Futures finalists have been juggling coursework deadlines and exams with getting ready for the 2018 Fashion Futures Summer School, which takes place at University of East London

Fashion Futures 2018 Graduates: Ruby Stern

Fashion Futures 2013, graduating from BA (Hons) Textiles, Edinburgh College of Art ‘Fashion Futures helped me understand the design process from start to finish. Learning about each stage and putting

Fashion Futures 2018 Graduates: Tihara Smith

Fashion Futures 2013, graduating from BA (Hons) Fashion, UCA Epsom After designing a collection inspired by her own identity and heritage, Tihara Smith is due to graduate from UCA Epsom

Fashion Futures 2018 Graduates: Ami Schafer

Fashion Futures 2012, graduating from Manchester Fashion Institute Currently in the process of finishing up her degree in Fashion Design and Technology- Sportswear at the Manchester Fashion Institute, Ami Schafer took

Fashion Futures 2018 Graduates: Holly Coutts

Fashion Futures 2014, graduating from BA (Hons) Fashion Design,  DeMontfort University   Just a week away from finishing her BA in Fashion Design at De Montfort University, Holly Coutts was

Fashion Futures 2018 Graduates: Andrea Loaiza Giraldo

Winner, Fashion Futures 2014. Graduating from BA (Hons) Fashion Design, Nottingham Trent University Four years ago, Andrea Giraldo was named winner of FAD’s Fashion Futures. Now just weeks away from

#fashionfutures2018 – The Industry Panel

Meet our 2018  Industry Panel, and hear about their experiences at Fashion Futures Presentation Day.     Daisy Boateng is International Brand Manager at L’Oréal, and spends her day to

#fashionfutures2018 – The Finalists

We are very proud to present our 2018 Fashion Futures finalists.  Handpicked by our industry panel from over seventy participants, these twenty talented young designers are headed to the FAD

FAD Stories: #FashionFutures2018 – Stephanie

Working on a one-piece made up of both a cape and a top, with two separate patterns, Stephanie’s garment is a complex one. With the help of the professional volunteers

FAD Stories: #FashionFutures2018 – Gokcen

Gokcen is currently in the process of making a menswear jacket with a retro, vintage look and during her time with FAD, has learnt all manner of skills, including how

FAD Stories: #FashionFutures2018 – Oliver

‘Before I came to FAD I didn’t have a clue about pattern-cutting, cutting out garments or any of the technical terms,’ says Oliver, a student currently working on a sweater

FAD Stories: Francesca, Fashion Futures Volunteer

Francesca is returning to Fashion Futures after a break of ten years – she first took part as a teenager back in 2007. This season of FAD is Francesca’s first

FAD Stories: Jamie, Fashion Futures Volunteer

Jamie, an Assistant Menswear Designer, is part of the team of volunteers from our sponsors ASOS who’ve helped to make 2018’s Fashion Futures workshops such a success. Having worked at

#fashionfutures2018 Presentation Day

After weeks of hard work, the final week of the Fashion Futures programme began in earnest as the students made final preparations ahead of their presentations. This was the chance

FAD #fashionfutures2018 – workshop 8

The last practical workshop of the Fashion Futures programme began in a flurry of activity as the students came to the realisation that they only had four hours left to


FAD Fashion Futures is an award-winning, industry-focused fashion programme, which offers London teens a hands-on insight into the fashion industry, supported throughout by experienced fashion professionals. The programme fosters key professional skills including research, design, pattern cutting and garment construction, as well as developing participants’ confidence, motivation and creativity. Fashion Futures has been kick-starting creative careers since 2005, and we’re proud that our alumni include designers, pattern cutters, garment techs, buyers and product developers in companies including Tom Ford, Fila, River Island and Karen Millen – as well as acclaimed designer Grace Wales Bonner.   We are especially proud of the many Fashion Futures graduates who return to the workshops to pass on their skills, knowledge and experience to the next generation. You can shop products by talented entrepreneurial Fashion Futures graduates in the FAD Showroom.


From January to March, 70 London teenagers spend their Saturday mornings with FAD’s specialist tutors and industry mentors, learning the fundamentals of fashion.   Launching with a day of creative research at the V&A, we cover the whole design process – from inspiration and design, through learning about fabrics and understanding your customer – to technical drawing, pattern cutting and constructing a toile. At the end of the course, the young designers present their portfolios to a panel of industry experts, who select the 20 most promising participants to progress to FAD’s Fashion Futures Summer School.


In an intensive week of learning and creativity, the Fashion Futures Finalists revise, finalise and construct their designs, ready for the London Fashion Week final in September. Hosted by Fashion UEL.


Hosted by fashion scout at London Fashion Week