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 15 of our ‘Road to Fashion Week’ we caught up with Tamia Pitt. Tamia is 17 and studies at The Norwood School. 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?
“When I finished my toile”
Q: Tell me your main inspirations and thoughts behind your garment
“For the shape I looked at my taste maker and on Instagram what was trending then for the design, there was this marble plate at the V&A and they had this design on it and I tried to replicate the design on my garment.”
Q: What has Fashion Futures made you realise?
“I have to do things right at the beginning. If I don’t everything will be wrong at the end. All the work I have done at workshops has made me realise this.”
Q: What have you enjoyed overall about being part of the FAD team?
“I would say I have enjoyed being able to do the whole process, from the beginning, the designing, the making and how everyone helps you. You get to learn a lot.”
Q: What is your next step after Fashion Futures?
“I’m still in sixth form but I want to go to university to do a fashion course, I want to do straight fashion. At the moment I am studying Textiles, Maths and Chemistry”
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.