Two lucky teens taking part in FAD’s Fashion Futures 2 project have showcased dresses they designed and made at the recent Graduate Fashion Week exhibition in Earl’s Court.
They were set the challenge by FAD retail partners, George at Asda, who sponsored the graduate fashion event for the first time this year.
The 16 year old Angela, and 17 year old Yasemin had just three weeks to design and construct dresses inspired by the themes of ‘Garden’ and ‘Growth’ for the event. The final garments were showcased on the George stand during the course of Graduate Fashion Week, and the young designers were invited down to see their work on display and attend some of the graduate shows with the George design team.
In addition aspiring journalist and Fashion Futures 2 student, Shanna spent a day at Graduate Fashion Week working alongside George designers; scouting for streetshots, attending shows and writing for the George style blog.
FAD is very grateful to the design team at George who have put so much of their time into supporting Fashion Futures 2 students this year and look forward to working with them on future projects!
“It was wonderful seeing my work being displayed at GFW, I felt extremely proud of the hard work and effort I put into my piece and privileged that people were admiring something I had created. Graduate Fashion Week was by far the best and most rewarding experience of my life. I particularly enjoyed seeing the shows which displayed great talent and interesting designs, but of course it was amazing to meet the lovely members of the George Team who looked after us so well.” Angela Fusco, 17
“Graduate Fashion week was an amazing experience, as we got to see the standard of students work by going to many of the shows. We had the opportunity to meet the George team, and have a look at our garments on display. We even got to sit front row for two of the shows! All of the garments were amazingly made, using different textures and colour combinations which worked really well! One of the collections that stood out for me was Rebecca Wales who used bright fluorescent colours and fringing paired with plastics that created great movement on the catwalk. I also like Mia Joy Griffin’s collection as she used metal jewellery to enhance elements of the garments.” Yasemin Cakli, 17
Read more about the Fashion Futures 2 project on our website.