The long-awaited 2013 Fashion Futures jury day took place on Saturday 23rd March in North and South London, marking the end of practical workshops for our 16-19 year olds.
Teenagers in Hackney and Lewisham presented their work to industry experts in the hope of being selected for the 2013 FAD Junior Awards final at London Fashion Week this September.
In Lewisham judges Nicola Jones, Womenswear Designer at George at Asda; Fiona Howard, Head of Fashion at Lewisham College and Louise Schols, Buyer at Dorothy Perkins joined FAD Project Manager Reyes Lora to select the top 10 talented finalists from south of the river.
As always it was a challenging task with some incredible finished toiles in response to the FAD brief ‘Here and Now’. Students presented research, technical drawings and illustrations to support their designs, drawing inspiration from London environments and architecture to the structure of everyday objects.
Well done to everyone who took part! We look forward to revealing the 20 finalists from South and North London in the next couple of weeks on our website. Don’t want to miss the big reveal? Follow us on twitter @fadcharity.
“The best thing about the course was I really got to see what it’s like to be a fashion designer. The advantages and the challenges.” Jessica, 16
“It’s really helpful for students who don’t know anything about pattern cutting or sewing. FAD are really helping young people who are a bit lost.” Gloria, 19
“I’ve loved the course. It gives you a massive opportunity to learn new things and it’s really given me a head start.” Catherine, 18
“The best thing for me was being able to make whatever we wanted, and being given the support to achieve it.” Roxanne, 17
“George, keep up the good work! Your funding has given young individuals in FAD a second chance.” Laurel, 19
“George – thanks for investing in young people in the community. I think more companies should follow your lead and invest in young talent. It’s been really beneficial!” Kelechi, 17
“George, please keep being partners with FAD. What they are doing for young people is amazing.” Eden, 17