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 2 of our ‘Road to Fashion Week’ we caught up with Audrey Galleon. Audrey is 16 and studies at St Angela’s & St Bonaventure’s Combined 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 was definitely when I got to see my finished toile, seeing something I had completely made. I didn’t expect for one minute that I would be one of the finalists, I was really happy when I found out. Usually I’m the person who is like “oh that’s not going to be me that gets it” but then I did, it’s just boosts my confidence so much”
Q: Tell me your main inspirations and thoughts behind your garment
“The main inspiration for my garment were angels and birds from the 1600s. I also used the religious context from that era as well as women power. I have sprayed the feathers gold to represent power and as my garments is for women I think that represents my message well, with women being strong.”
Q: What has Fashion Futures made you realise?
“Fashion Futures has made me realise that you should always be confident about yourself and not doubt yourself, because when you have doubt you’re just bringing yourself back.”
Q: What have you enjoyed overall about being part of the FAD team?
‘I like how with FAD you don’t feel outnumbered, we are all in it together. Compared to other summer schools, I prefer how FAD makes you feel more at home and all of us get along like a family.”
Q: What is your next step after Fashion Futures?
‘I think I might go to university to study fashion design or fashion with business, because after presenting I found I enjoyed it. I really like keeping up with trends but also interested in the business side of fashion so I think I’ll do either one of them two.”
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.