At FAD, we do enjoy a co-lab.   From  cultural institutions to community organisations, from companies to schools, fashion speaks to everyone and we love the creativity that happens when different groups of people team up.   We’re proud to have worked in partnership with brands including Missoni and Asos, institutions like the V&A and Black Cultural Archive, charity Become (formerly Who Cares? Trust), housing association Family Mosaic, as well as schools, colleges and community groups across London and beyond.  If you’d like to collaborate, please get in touch

FAD x V&A Fashion Portfolio Workshops – July 2018

A week of inspiration, learning techniques and a lot of creativity brought together 15 young people at the V&A. We got to see the “Fashioned from Nature” and the Frida

FAD x Desigual

We’re excited to announce that we’re collaborating with Spanish brand Desigual on a project  opportunity for UK womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and accessories design students who are graduating in 2018. Fifteen

FAD Fashion Futures x ASOS Work Shadowing Day

Fashion Futures 2017 Award Winners Vicky, Keir, Sezuthi and Tyana won the unique experience of a work shadowing day with the team at ASOS.  Tyana and Sezuthi report on what

FAD x till we cover

We’re excited to announce a new industry partnership with emerging brand till we cover. Founder Rubi says: “At till we cover we want to make a difference by promoting social inclusion and

FAD x MISSONI – ONE YEAR ON | Sophie Whatling

‘My interest in fashion springs from my interest in art and painting at a young age,’ begins Sophie Whatling, explaining what it is about fashion that first captured her attention.

V&A x FAD Portfolio Week

V&A x FAD Portfolio Workshop Week triumphs for another year, as our young creatives walk away with a jam-packed portfolio.   Last week we hosted five creative portfolio workshop days with

ASOS at Fashion Futures Summer School

Volunteers from the ASOS Garment Technology and Design teams dropped by UEL  throughout the week to offer their expertise. Not only did they help our Fashion Future Finalists with their

FAD x Skinners Academy Sustainability Workshop

The human and environmental cost of fast fashion is shockingly bad. We held a workshop at Skinner’s Academy in our home borough of Hackney to raise awareness about how the

Thank you UCL MODO Fashion Society!

We are very grateful to University College London’s MODO Fashion Society, whose 2017 Fashion Show was hosted in aid of FAD Fashion Futures. The society represents fashion enthusiasts around London

FAD x Missoni Illustration

Throwing it back to London Fashion Week… London based  Ali Hansen illustrated the winners of  the 2017 FAD x Missoni Competition in digitally manipulated water colour. The results are beautiful and

Our Portfolio Workshop at the V&A – A Round-Up!

Our Portfolio Workshop at the V&A was a jam-packed week of creativity, inspiration and learning, as our young people worked to build and enhance their portfolios of work for university,


From 5th to 8th June, universities from across the country took over the Old Truman Brewery in east London to show off the best of their graduate’s work. From the

BLACK ICONS: African Art at the British Library

FAD have been busy for the last month running workshops with our Black Icons of the British Jazz Age volunteers. Aged 16-24 years old the young people involved have been

Investigating Black Icons | The British Jazz Age

This week saw the launch of an exciting new FAD initiative in collaboration with the Black Cultural Archives (BCA). Funded by the Heritage Lottery, FAD’s Black Icons project launched at the BCA

FAD launches GEORGE Mentoring Scheme in Lutterworth!

At FAD we pride ourselves in working closely with young people helping to bridge the gap between learning about fashion and working in fashion. Our main focus is to make

FAD x Family Mosaic

In May 2011 FAD celebrated the conclusion of an exciting pilot project, working with young people and teenage mothers from London and Essex through the medium of fashion. FAD (Fashion