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 7 of our ‘Road to Fashion Week’ we caught up with Keir Booton. Keir is 17 and studies at Prendergast Hillyfields College. He told us a little bit about his Fashion Futures journey and the garment he created.
Q: Tell me your stand out moment from Fashion Futures journey?
“Probably just getting through to the next stage, I didn’t think I would so I was excited when I found out I had mentally prepared not to get through. I was at school when I found out”
Q: Tell me your main inspirations and thoughts behind your garment
“My main inspiration was from pantras leaves which is what all this embroidery is, and that was what I saw in the V&A.”
Q: What has Fashion Futures made you realise?
“I’ve realised how long things take, but if you work then you can actually finish something.”
Q: What have you enjoyed overall about being part of the FAD team?
“This week of just making, it is also quite useful, it’s way more productive than school. I’ve loved learning how to use proper machines and how things actually work in industry. You get to hear all these different ways of doing things from the variety of industry experts.”
Q: What is your next step after Fashion Futures?
“I’ve got one more year left of A-levels – I study Textiles, Art and Product Design. I think I’ll stay art based when I go to university”
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.