Fashion Futures 2013: Jury Day Part 2

In the second of our blog posts from the 2013 Fashion Futures jury day we head north of the river to Hackney, where 16-19 year olds from London’s eastern and northern boroughs present their work in the hope of being selected for the 2013 FAD Junior Awards final.




FAD Executive Director, Maria Alvarez, headed up an industry panel to select the top 10 talented finalists from north of the river. Thank you to our amazing judges for volunteering their Saturday morning to the task – Simon Glazin, Blog Editor at FAD media partners The MUSE.TV; Nuala Ferrington, former Buying Director at River Island; Naomi Lynch, Garment Technologist at Karen Millen and Daisy Boateng, Former Fashion Futures Finalist now working in the Marketing team at L’Oreal.

Just as the panel in Lewisham deliberated over the breadth of talent on show, the Hackney jury struggled to make their selection with Simon Glazin from media partners MUSE TV tweeting:

“Wow, what a fashion whirlwind! So much amazingness at the @FADCharity Fashion Futures Jury Day. Now have to choose our favourites. So hard!”




From innovative dresses to edgy jackets, FAD Hackney candidates put on a fantastic presentation bringing this year’s practical workshops to a triumphant close.

Well done to everyone who took part! We look forward to revealing the 20 finalists from South and North London on Friday 19th April. Don’t want to miss the big reveal? Follow us on twitter @fadcharity.



“I think FAD is brilliant. I’ve done a couple of workshops with them now and I always learn something new. Doing Fashion Futures got me an A in my mock textiles exam!” Melissa, 16

“The best thing about the course? I just can’t pick one thing I’m afraid! The people, the support, the skills you learn. All amazing!” Daisie, 18

“The best thing about the course was we got to experiment and learn lots of new things, such as using industrial machines.” Nabila, 17




“Thank you so much George for the sponsorship. We will surely reward you back what you have invested in us!” Edward, 19

“For me the best thing was the visit to the George studio, because I learnt there are so many other jobs in fashion besides design.” Yosana, 17

“I found the volunteers throughout the course incredibly helpful. They were all really friendly and attentive, and I learnt so much about the different jobs in industry.” Ayla, 16



A massive thank you to Nice Images and photographer Adrien Crasnault:

Fashion Futures is proudly sponsored by George at Asda, in association with media partners The MUSE.TV



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