“I took inspiration from Iranian ceramics and tiles in the V&A which had dramatic floral patterns in different colours such as cerulean and sapphire. I also looked at dresses in the Fashion gallery and visited stores such as Selfridges, Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Moncler to get more inspiration – I noticed lots of florals and ruffles. The way the ruffles were sewn onto the garment reminded me of algae and seaweed that grows under water. I then made a mood-board out of all these ideas which then gave me my design ideas. I designed a crop top with long sleeves and flounces at the cuffs with a long A-line skirt with ruffles all over the garment.
I’m so thankful for this opportunity. Fashion Futures has made me realise my own potential as a designer, I never thought I would get though to the top 20 finalists, but I did and I’m so grateful for that. As well as that it’s also pushed my boundaries of thinking, thinking outside the box, thinking more creatively. My ambitions for the future are to get a degree in fashion design, become a part of the industry and play my part in making it a better place.”
Fashion Futures was honestly so, so great, it’s the best thing I’ve ever done in my life. Thank you to FAD and to Fashion Scout for organising such an event for young, creative people like me who want to step into the industry. I’d recommend this to every young creative who wants to get out there.
It still feels unreal. I would have never, ever thought that my work would be in London Fashion Week. Seeing my work out there was amazing.
I’m taking away lots of great things from this experience, such as meeting like-minded people, who have the same ambitions and goals as me. It’s just so inspiring. Also having teachers who care for you, who guide you on the right pathway. It just feels amazing.”