Runner-up, Benjamin Callery, of Bath Spa University
“The FAD Competition got my word out there. My aesthetic as a designer is casual comfort wear – they saw something in my design, something unique.”
Benjamin’s prominent menswear collection featured blanket materials which emphasized the sense of home which was inspired by fishermen and mining.
Orly Tenzer Textile Winners, Nobuyuki Matsui and Moe Takahashi
Designer duo and winners of the Orly Tenzer Textile Awards , Nobuyuki Matsui and Moe Takahashi’s collection featured an over-sized garment with graphic fabric visuals. The pair emphasized the loss of sight through the predominant grey-scale colour pallet which they said was challenging. The pair summed up their overall experience being a part of the 2014 FAD Competition, “amazing – we really enjoyed it.”
The atmosphere at the Freemasons hall was vibrant, with friends, family, and the press supporting 2014 FAD Competition. Two previous winners from Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model were amongst the female models walking the runway. Cycle 8 winner, Letitia Herod, spoke about the competition as being good cause for young designers”
The talent and creativity this year was outstanding. Each designer captured the multisensory theme and displayed a genuine love for fashion