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 19 of our ‘Road to Fashion Week’ we caught up with Tyana Hemmings. Tyana is 18 and studies at Lewisham Southwark College. 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?
“At the V&A when we were doing our research and I got my inspiration.”
Q: Tell me your main inspirations and thoughts behind your garment
“I really like the pattern of the flowers we saw, I tried to re-create that and I wanted to keep that feminine touch on it. I wanted to change it a little bit to use the denim.”
Q: What has Fashion Futures made you realise?
“Fashion Futures has made me realise, that if there is something you think you can’t do then you should at least try”
Q: What have you enjoyed overall about being part of the FAD team?
“I enjoyed having the opportunity to make my garment and getting help from the mentors”
Q: What is your next step after Fashion Futures?
“I’ve just finished college I am going to take a year off and go to university next year. I am going to study fashion design, I don’t know where I want to stay in London.”
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.