This week FAD hosted a jury panel to select the winners of the 2016 FAD Competition ahead of this month’s catwalk final. With 17 finalists presenting the best in UK university talent, it proved to be a tough call for our industry experts.
As you can see from the list below FAD were delighted to have the support of a stellar line up of fashion names on this year’s jury:
Jackie Annesley, Editor of The Times Style Magazine
Vanessa Spence, Womenswear Design Director at ASOS.com
Maria Alvarez, FAD Founder & CEO
Olivia Overton, 2015 FAD Competition finalist
After several hours of careful consideration (and debate!) the panel managed to whittle the shortlist down to eight entries, before finally settling on one winner, two runners up and a special mention.
“The brief was to promote original design by integrating art and culture into fashion, and the work that emerged certainly did that. Many pieces were formed from unusual fabrics and complicated bondings into fabulous shapes. There was an enormous amount of talent on show.” Jackie Annesley, Editor of The Times Style Magazine
“FAD in an important competition within the student arena, the level of talent was exceptional, from the portfolios to the pattern cutting. I am very excited to be involved in the competition and to discover emerging talent.” Vanessa Spence, ASOS Womenswear Design Director
We can’t wait to announce the results at the 2016 FAD Competition final, set to take place at Fashion Scout on Monday 22nd February. In the meantime enjoy some sneak peeks of the finalist’s entries from jury day. Thank you to our lovely panel, backstage team and volunteer models who took part on the day.
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