2019 Fashion Futures Finalists: Fatimabibi, 17

“I created different textures with different fabrics – some of the techniques that I explored were shibori, smocking, gathering and pin-tucks. After developing a design I then focused on colour

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2019 Fashion Futures Finalists: Maria, 17

Fashion Futures 2019 Joint Winner “FAD has helped so much with exploring my creativity and learning more about the technical side of fashion design. The support is amazing, I feel

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2019 Fashion Futures Finalists: Georgia, 17

Award for Technical Excellence “I was looking at the interconnectedness between Humans and Nature, physically, looking at roots within trees and our veins. FAD has definitely given me confidence in

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2019 Fashion Futures Finalists: Tom, 18

“Ideas for my project stem a lot from workwear and practical-wear.   I’ve been soaking up a lot and learned so much from doing FAD – I feel really supported by

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2019 Fashion Futures Finalists: Laiba, 21

“My garment is a one sleeve asymmetric jacket with 3D layers that overlap.  Fashion Futures gave me an understanding of structure and shapes which influenced my designs. With FAD’s help,

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2019 Fashion Futures Finalists: Favour, 19

“I’ve learned a lot, definitely confidence – you have to be confident in what you’re doing. I feel a lot more independent, because basically I study Fashion at college and

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2019 Fashion Futures Finalists: Silvy, 17

“The inspirations for my garment began at the V&A Fashioned from Nature Exhibition. I incorporated gathered sleeves as a replica of floating lanterns, and a frill to the skirt which

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2019 Fashion Futures Finalists: Lana, 15

“I’ve been wanting to be a fashion designer since I was little, but I never thought it would actually happen!  By the time I’m 20 I can say “5 years

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2019 Fashion Futures Final

Written by Sumayyah Ershad  @sumayyah.e This year’s FAD Fashion Futures was based around the idea of sustainability. It is old news that fashion is one of the world’s worst polluters, however

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2019 Fashion Futures Summer School

Our twenty talented Fashion Futures finalists took over UEL’s fashion department this July for the fifteenth Fashion Futures Summer School. Their task was to transform the toiles they’d completed at

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