The #RoadToFashionWeek begins! With our FAD Fashion Futures 2017 Summer School officially complete we have 20 garments all ready to be shown at London Fashion Week. With this amazing milestone for our finalists complete it’s time we gave you an insight into our final 20 young creatives and their garments to give you a taster of what to expect at London Fashion Week. Although the Summer School was super busy we quickly caught up with each of the finalists throughout the week.
For Day 1 of our ‘Road to Fashion Week’ we caught up with Anastasia Vikhoreva. Anastasia is 17 and studies at St Marylebone Sixth Form. She told us a little bit about her Fashion Futures journey and the garment she created.
Q: Tell me your stand out moment from Fashion Futures journey?
“My stand out moment is having the opportunity to actually make a garment, being able to get hands on and make anything I want. Being able to have fun with the fabrics and learning so much while I’ve done it”
Q: Tell me your main inspirations and thoughts behind your garment
“My main inspiration was armour, I wanted to capture the shapes of armour but also the delight parts of the era, they had a lot of flowers and embroidery and lace. That was a theme I saw throughout, things were quite delicately made but they were also bigger and bulkier like armour. The colours came from gold but I don’t like gold that much and I feel like yellow is a really similar colour. I also saw a chair set and it was brown and yellow and I really liked it and it was from that era.”
Q: What have you enjoyed overall about being part of the FAD team?
“I’ve enjoyed having the opportunity to be creative without worrying about buying materials or things. Even at school with art they don’t supply much of the materials and that’s something I always have to think about. I have also really enjoyed meeting the people and everyone is nice and friendly.”
Q: What is your next step after Fashion Futures?
“After Fashion Futures I am going to continue my A-levels which are in maths, further maths, chemistry and art. As the summer comes up I am going to try and do more art projects to try and fill the portfolio. I think I want to go to university to do fashion design with marketing or I might do an art foundation”
We want to say a massive thank you to our sponsors George and NatWest for making this amazing experience possible for our young creatives.
Thank you also to The Childhood Trust for having championed us in our Summer Give Campaign.