Meet The Most Fashionable Charity post by Annie Oakes

2013

http://www.fad.org.uk/

https://fadfashionfutures.wordpress.com/

https://twitter.com/FADCharity

Charity is one thing, but fashionable charity is another…
This is what many discovered last Tuesday evening, when one-off garments were showcased at a very special London Fashion Week catwalk show by the creative charity Fashion Awareness Direct [FAD]. With 20 models clad in young designer’s creations, the atmospheric Freemasons Hall was bustling with anticipation. Based around the theme ‘Here & Now – objects, people & themes that symbolise the London spirit & the environment that surrounds them’, the 16-19 year old’s imaginations were encouraged to run wild with creativity. With the FAD Junior Awards catwalk show giving this unbelievable opportunity to a select number of young people from in & around London, the competition was fierce but these 20 triumphed to earn their space on the Fashion Scout LFW catwalk.
So the talented 20 were chosen & were given just a mere 5 days to transform their fashion illustrations to catwalk-worthy looks through hands-on workshops with industry experts, helping to hone their research, designing & making skills. Browsing the line-up of illustrations waiting for us while waiting for the show, the first thing that struck me was the sheer range of inspirational diversity the young designers drew from the ‘London’ theme, all interpreting it in very individual & intuitive ways. This is clear promise for the aspiring creatives, as they added their own personal touches to the theme & ran with it all the way to London Fashion Week…
…What I wore…
  • Tribal print crop-top *made by me*
  • Leather jacket with studded shoulders [Topshop]
  • Quilted black skirt [Vintage]
  • Black tassel skit *layered underneath longer skirt to build up the textures*
  • Black flatform boots [Office]
…Backstage checking out the hair & make-up inspiration…
…Modern twists on 60s styling…
…My MeetYourMaker pick of the bunch…
…Bold silhouettes & painterly patterns…
…Molly Camara…
…Rochelle Nicholas Bastien…
…Rising hem-lines & pops of colour…
…Gloria Iyare…
…Rebecca George…
…It’s all about the details…
…Anas Lachgar…
…Zahra Khatouli…
…Linear form combinations…
…Yosana De Ceita Rodrigues Leal…Winner of the pattern cutting award…
…Hannah Tasane…
…Lily Southin…
^^^click to find out more!^^^
Winning a work experience with George at Asda, the show’s sponsor, Beau Scarlett-Pitt’s couture design was a clear stand-out. Creatively bringing together London inspiration from the rusty railway tracks that link the London Boroughs, the major Boris Johnson & the iconic Trafalgar Square pigeon, her design was innovative, fresh & experimental…and all by a 17 year old Londoner!
Bravo FADers for putting on such a memorable & helpful show that will reach out to young & aspiring designers everywhere.
#FAD #Show #FashionFutures #FF2 #Awards #fashionscout #post
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