FAD Patron and former judge on the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee May Martin came by FAD HQ to meet some of the 2017 Fashion Futures Finalists.
May wasn’t able to attend the catwalk show, but as a huge supporter of the Fashion Futures project she made it a priority to get to know some of this years cohort, and get a sneak peak of their designs.
The young people showed their work to May, explaining their processes and inspiration. Over tea and biscuits they chatted about the project, and their future plans.
‘People grow with sewing skills, gain confidence within themselves, meet like minded people, extend their knowledge, it is a really stimulating and challenging environment to be in, but it builds people’s confidence.’
May continues to support FAD and will be holding a sewing skills workshop with us in November. More details to follow!