Currently designing a garment inspired by a geometric gold jug she saw during a research trip to the V&A museum, Sonia Lutaj came to London last year after studying in Italy and is set to unveil her work on the FAD catwalk this September.
With future hopes to study fashion at Central Saint Martins before pursuing a career in womenswear design, she has particularly enjoyed that FAD has shown her the overall process of creating a garment from start to finish. ‘From this experience I’ve learnt a lot of different things that I’m going to need in my future,’ she explains. ‘In particular I learnt how to be inspired by simple things and recreate them into different objects, as well as how to make patterns and sew.
‘At FAD everything has been well-organised. I had a really great time and learnt a lot of new, helpful things.’