The River Island Experience

The FAD Leadership Academy and Fashion Futures finalists donned their best street style outfits and headed to River Island HQ last week for a guided tour and private Q&A with

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Meet the Fashion Futures Finalist: Hayat, 17

Hayat brings a touch of gothic romance to tonight’s Fashion Futures Final with her black leather and lace design. FAD catches up with the Newham finalist to talk about what made

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Meet The Fashion Futures Finalist: Andrea, 18

Andrea is an old head on young shoulders. At the tender age of 18, she is already gaining work placements with the likes of Ralph Lauren. FAD catches up with the

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Meet the Fashion Futures Finalist: Shalom, 17

Newham finalist Shalom Siqueira likes a challenge. Her piece for tonight’s Fashion Futures final is a hand printed men’s jacket made entirely from neoprene. We catch up with the daring young

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Meet the Fashion Futures Finalist: Daniela, 17

As the final at London Fashion Week fast approaches, FAD delves behind the scenes to bring you interviews with our talented Fashion Futures teens. Lambeth hopeful, Daniela Silva Velasquez, 17, talks to FAD’s

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FAD Reunion: Celebrating 10 years of Fashion Futures

The FAD Reunion was an evening to remember. FAD’s Ivy Scarlett takes a trip down memory lane catching up with past students and volunteers as they return to FAD to

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Fashioning Futures at Graduate Fashion Week

It’s rapidly approaching that time of year when the FAD team dusts off their summery fashion rags and hotfoots it over to Graduate Fashion Week in support of young design talent. At

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Construction! Construction! Construction!

With the workshops drawing closer to the end of the course, the budding designers continue to work hard at bringing their conceptual one-of-a-kind designs to life. Over the past few

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Session 3: Design Development and Garment Construction Skills

This week our #FashionFutures tackled the sewing machines and translated their research into designs   The students drew inspiration from their research at the V&A, their moodboards and their brief-

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Session 2. Draping & Figure Drawing

Session 2 of the #FashionFutures course began with an introduction covering the basic principles of Draping on the stand, Measuring the Body and Figure Drawing   Draping, a popular practice

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