Amy told us: “I entered the FADxMissoni Competition just thinking that I had nothing to lose. It was a really good brief, it was really inspiring, so why not? Just have a go. I never expected to win, ever. Just to see my work on the catwalk at London Fashion Week is like winning, so winning overall is just amazing.”
FAD jury member Liz Griffiths, Head of Creative Textile and Design Research at Missoni explained why Amy scooped the top prize of £1000: “Amy’s collection was was beautifully finished, she had a fantastic sense of colour and she had mixed stitches and different approaches to knitted fabrics together. It was very different, the way she mixed and put them together, but they worked. Amy’s work was innovative, even though it was also very commercial and sellable, and we liked that. And also the sense of colour was not normal, it was a little bit different, and Angela Missoni loved it too.”
First runner up was Sarah Carter of Bath Spa University’s BA Fashion Design. Sarah’s op-art inspired, impactful striped collection opened the catwalk show, demonstrating her technical ability and clever construction.
Runner up Sophie Whatling with models Cadel and Hector wearing her FACE UP collection
Second runner up was Sophie Whatling, a final year Fashion Design student at Arts University Bournemouth, who was praised for her adventurous and creative interpretation of the brief which translated into cool, modern streetwear.
Manchester Fashion Institute‘s Zoe Leach was awarded a special mention for her beautifully finished garments which made contemporary use of historical techniques and elegantly incorporated movement and fluidity.
Full show report coming soon!