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10

YEARS

TING A R B E L E C ALENT T G N U O Y

Projects • Fashion Futures • News • Events • FAD Stories

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FAD WELCOME

A CREATIVE CHARITY SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN EDUCATION AND THE FASHION INDUSTRY. Welcome to the latest edition of the FAD Magazine, a special issue marking 10 Years of Celebrating Young Talent. We are very proud to reach this landmark anniversary, launching celebrations with the tenth FAD Competition final in February, followed by a retrospective exhibition and gala show later this year. The competition was really where it all began for FAD. The initial aim to inspire fashion students through art and culture has developed into an exciting and very real opportunity for young people to connect with industry, and gain valuable experience before they graduate. Over the past decade we have had the privilege to showcase many talented young designers from universities and colleges across the UK, and follow their progress into industry (p3 - 4). As well as marking our tenth anniversary, 2011 also represents a challenging year for small charities. Despite cuts in funding, continued demand for FAD’s Fashion Futures courses (p5 - 8) proves there is a strong need for initiatives which bring industry and creative young people together. Now more then ever teenagers are feeling the pressure to make the right career choices, and FAD can support them to do exactly that. Read about our career support workshops & industry days on p11. We have developed some exciting new partnerships with organisations such as the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust (p9) and Family Mosaic (p17), adapting our projects to meet the needs of vulnerable young people in the community. 1 / WWW.FAD.ORG.UK

Thanks to funding from sources including the Cripplegate Foundation and The Mercers’ Company (p9), we continue to create workshops and after school projects tailored towards younger students interested in the world of fashion and design. A not-for-profit organisation, FAD cares about the individual. Through facebook and our volunteering scheme we are able to offer on-going support to our participants. It is always inspiring to hear their stories and follow their progress and we are very proud of the young people who feature in FAD Stories (p13 – 16). All of this wouldn’t be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers. Over the past year we have developed relationships with retailers such as M&S John Lewis and River Island, as well as individuals in industry, who amaze us with the dedication they show to our projects. For a teenager, working with an industry mentor can make all the difference and it is these relationships which leave a lasting impression. For more information on how you can get involved, see p12. Keep up to date with the latest FAD news on our website, facebook and twitter pages. www.fad.org.uk twitter.com/FADCharity facebook/Fashion Awareness Direct


COMPETITION PREVIEW FAD

2011 FAD COMPETITION FINALISTS As FAD marks 10 Years of Celebrating Young Talent, we are proud to introduce the fifteen finalists whose designs are destined for the Vauxhall Fashion Scout catwalk in February. FAD invited fashion students from universities and colleges across the UK to ‘escape from the everyday into a place of wonder and distraction’. Inspired by ‘a physical or fictional place’, their task was to design two forward-looking garments for the 2011 FAD Competition final. After much deliberation hundreds of entries were edited down to just fifteen. At London Fashion Week, these talented young designers will be competing for a coveted industry placement and cash prize worth £2,000. Meet the fifteen finalists and read more about the FAD Competition on our website: www.fad.org.uk.

Ester Ndongala University of Salford

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10 FAD COMPETITION

YEARS

TING CELEBRA ALENT YOUNG T Over the past decade the FAD Competition has evolved to become an exciting and challenging opportunity for UK fashion students. Described by Vogue.com as an “undeniable springboard”, it aims to inspire, promote and support young people at the earliest stage in their creative careers.

2011 marks the 10th Anniversary of FAD’s flagship initiative. Since its inception the competition has been supported by some of the fashion industry’s most respected names, from designers Paul Costelloe, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith and Missoni to leading fashion journalists Dolly Jones and Hilary Alexander. FAD continues to work in partnership with champions of emerging talent, Vauxhall Fashion Scout, creating a unique platform for students and their universities to showcase during London Fashion Week.

“IT’S A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE FROM THE INDUSTRY TO SEE YOUR WORK - IT JUST WOULDN’T HAPPEN WITHOUT FAD. I’VE ENTERED A LOT OF COMPETITIONS THIS YEAR BUT THIS IS BY FAR THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS ONE.” ALICE-JANE HUTTON, 2010 FAD COMPETITION RUNNER-UP

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Memories of 2010 The 2010 brief – ‘Traces’ – asked students to explore the concept of collective and personal memories to create a fashion legacy for future generations. Winner Rasa Abramaviciute, 22, had a lifelong dream realised when she was awarded £2,000 and a placement with Vivienne Westwood. Rasa’s beautifully crafted leather designs were inspired by memories of her Lithuanian childhood. Since winning, she has worked with designer and past FAD finalist, David Koma, and recently featured in The Telegraph’s Stella Magazine.

Runners up Alice-Jane Hutton and Rebecca Solity, both of DeMontfort University, won £1,000 each and placements with Paul Smith and Jonathan Saunders respectively. A placement with rising star William Tempest was also presented to Vera Thordardottir, Istituto Marangoni, whose silicone designs have since been worn by Lady GaGa. Other success stories of 2010 include Rebecca Thomson, who went on to win the Graduate Fashion Week Gala Award and Richard Thorner, whose collection was featured in Italian Vogue.

“I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE BRIEF – BECAUSE IT WAS SOMETHING PERSONAL TO THEM THE WEALTH OF RESEARCH AND IMAGERY THAT THEY COULD TAP INTO WAS REALLY, REALLY EXCITING.” DELLA SWAIN, FASHION DESIGN COURSE LEADER, DEMONTFORT

“MY INSPIRATION CAME FROM FAMILY ALBUMS; FROM MY COUNTRY, MY CULTURE, FOLK MUSIC. I TOOK PART IN THIS COMPETITION BECAUSE I THOUGHT THE BRIEF WAS AMAZING! I LIKED THAT IT COULD BE ABOUT YOUR OWN IDENTITY AND CULTURE.” RASA ABRAMAVICIUTE, 2010 FAD COMPETITION WINNER

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FAD PROJECTS

Fashion Futures FASHION FUTURES 2 GIVES 16 – 18 YEAR OLDS A REALISTIC INSIGHT INTO THE WORKING WORLD OF FASHION. FROM HANDS ON WORKSHOPS TO INDUSTRY DAYS, THEY DISCOVER THE PRACTICAL SIDE OF FASHION WHILE ALSO DEVELOPING THE PERSONAL SKILLS THEY NEED TO SUCCEED IN THE FUTURE. The project begins with a series of intensive workshops at partner institutions in London and Greater Manchester. Practising designers and experienced fashion tutors guide students through the complete design process – from initial research and garment design, to technical drawing, pattern cutting and constructing a finished toile. This first stage includes a research visit to the V&A in London and an industry day with fashion professionals. The course culminates in a joint exhibition by participants from both cities. From this showcase the most promising students are selected to go through to the FAD Summer School, where they have just five days to construct their designs for the Junior Awards final.

Boys in Fashion The future of British fashion looked promising as 24 talented teenage designers showcased their creations at the 2010 FAD Junior Awards. A stunned David Short, 17 (Lewisham College) was named overall winner, making him the first boy in six years of the project to take the award. His emerald green design won him a coveted placement with Religion. A crowded house of press and industry, including iconic designer Zandra Rhodes, attended the final at Vauxhall Fashion Scout. As she presented the top prize, Susan Aubrey-Cound (Marks & Spencer) relayed how impressed the jury panel had been with “the fearlessness, imagination and maturity” of the young people’s approach.

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On the night runner-up awards went to Andre Augusto, 18 (Hampstead School); Karmen-Marie Parker, 17 (St. Angela’s & St. Bonaventure’s) and Sarah Kilkenny, 18 (Ashton 6th Form). Five lucky finalists were also offered placements with River Island and John Lewis. Read the full article by former FAD finalist, Grace Wales-Bonner, on our website.


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“IT’S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GET YOUR FOOT THROUGH THE DOOR, BECAUSE THAT’S THE BIGGEST HURDLE FOR KIDS LIKE US.“ CHARLIE IBOUILLIE, 17, HACKNEY FINALIST

“I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR WORK PLACEMENTS FOR A WHILE SO TO GET ONE AT RELIGION IS AMAZING. THE WHOLE FAD EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE; I’VE MADE SO MANY CONTACTS.” DAVID SHORT, 2010 FAD JUNIOR AWARD WINNER

“BEING PART OF FAD HAS MADE ME REALISE WHAT SKILLS I WOULD NEED TO IMPROVE IF I DECIDE TO BECOME A FASHION DESIGNER.” SINEAD CLOONAN, ISLINGTON FINALIST

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FAD PROJECTS

Fashion Futures FASHION FUTURES 1 IS AN INTENSIVE, WEEK-LONG WORKSHOP INTRODUCING 14 – 15 YEARS OLDS TO THE A – Z OF FASHION DESIGN.

Each workshop takes place at an FAD partner college or university and is lead by specialist tutors and industry mentors. Over five days, students learn about the whole design process – from initial research and illustration, to customising and constructing a finished garment. After sessions with experienced stylists and professional make-up artists, the teenagers finish the week by modelling their creations in a professional photo shoot and catwalk show. This unique FAD project has a proven track record of providing practical, vocational skills, fostering personal development and building confidence. 7 / WWW.FAD.ORG.UK


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Spending a week with industry professionals, in a college or university environment, gives young people an insight into higher education and the range of careers available in the fashion and textiles industries. For many schools Fashion Futures 1 has become an essential part of their Year 10 work experience programme. In 2010 over three hundred Year 10 pupils from across London and Greater Manchester looked to Australia and Aboriginal dreamtime stories to create their own brand of street fashion. See more of their inspirational designs on the FAD website.

“I REALLY ENJOYED THE

“I HAVE LEARNT TEN TIMES MORE IN THIS WHOLE WEEK OF DESIGN AND CREATION THAN I WOULD AT SCHOOL.” FATOUMA, THE NORWOOD SCHOOL (SOUTH LONDON)

COURSE. IT WAS HARDER THAN I EXPECTED BECAUSE SO MUCH WORK AND EFFORT GOES INTO IT.” EMMA, ALBION HIGH SCHOOL (GREATER MANCHESTER)

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FAD PROJECTS

FAIRTRADE FASHION CLUB IS A CREATIVE INITIATIVE INTRODUCING 12 -15 YEAR OLDS TO THE IMPORTANCE OF ETHICAL FASHION. IT NOT ONLY SUCCEEDS IN ‘PUTTING A FACE TO FAIRTRADE’, IT’S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO LEARN PRACTICAL SEWING AND DESIGN SKILLS. FAD works in partnership with ‘The Flame Tree’, purchasing hand woven fabrics from a co-operative of women based in Northern Ghana. At the beginning of each project, students learn about how the women work and why ethical trade is so important to them.

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust For the first time in 2010 FAD worked in partnership with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, offering free fairtrade fashion workshops for 14 – 16 year olds during autumn half term.

Through workshops students discover the narrative of Ghanaian ‘Adinkra’ symbols, creating batik prints using traditional wooden stamps. Next they learn pattern cutting and machine sewing skills, before designing and constructing their own fairtrade t-shirts and bags.

Based at the inspiring Stephen Lawrence Centre in Lewisham, teenagers from the local area mastered sewing machines and batik printing to create a range of fashionable t-shirts and accessories. The week ended with a fashion show and fairtrade celebration for family and friends.

In 2010 Fairtrade Fashion Club took place in schools across London thanks to funding from London Thames Gateway Development Corporation, The Mercers’ Company, The Cripplegate Foundation and Newham Go For It Grants.

“THE FAIRTRADE TEXTILES PROJECT IS SO IMPORTANT TO US. THE TECHNIQUE OF BATIK HAS BEEN INTRODUCED WHICH IS A NEW ONE FOR US, AND LINKING THIS TO FAIRTRADE AND SUSTAINABILITY TICKS ALL THE BOXES AS PART OF THE CITIZENSHIP PROGRAMME.” LIZ MILWARD, HEAD OF ART, CUMBERLAND SCHOOL

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”FAD AND THE PARTICIPANTS WERE VERY ENTHUSIASTIC! DEFINITELY ONE OF THE BEST WORKSHOPS WE HAD THIS YEAR!’’ VIPIN DHUNNOO, EDUCATION COORDINATOR, STEPHEN LAWRENCE CENTRE

“PEOPLE IN GHANA ARE RICH IN THE WAY THAT THEY KNOW HOW TO DO AND MAKE THINGS, WHICH WE DON’T. WE JUST GET THE THINGS WE NEED AND DON’T REALLY THINK WHERE IT COMES FROM.” TAYLOR, CUMBERLAND SCHOOL

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FAD PROJECTS

Getting on in Fashion FAD offers a portfolio of career support workshops and industry days designed to give young people a real insight into the working world of fashion. From Q&As with fashion professionals and advice on applying for university, to putting together a portfolio, FAD supports creative young people to make informed choices about their futures. Thanks to funding from Awards for All and The Santander Foundation, in 2010 FAD ran a series of free “Getting on in Fashion” workshops for A-Level and BTEC students who are thinking about applying to university. The workshops, which took place at the Fashion & Textiles Museum, included talks from industry professionals, a visit to the design offices of a high street retailer and a Q&A with university students from different UK fashion institutions. Students were also given advice and information on choosing the right course at university, how to write a personal statement and putting together a portfolio for interview.

“I WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU FOR ORGANISING THE ‘GETTING ON IN FASHION’ COURSE, IT WAS REALLY USEFUL AND I LEARNT SO MUCH. I NOW HAVE A DEFINITE IDEA OF WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO STUDY AT UNIVERSITY. THIS COURSE HAS REASSURED ME THAT A CAREER IN FASHION IS DEFINITELY FOR ME.” SHANICE, CHRIST THE KING SIXTH FORM COLLEGE

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“OUR STUDENTS WERE EXTREMELY POSITIVE ABOUT THE FAD EVENT. THEY ESPECIALLY APPRECIATED THE CONTACT WITH CURRENT FASHION STUDENTS AND THE ADVICE THEY GAINED ON COMPILING THEIR PORTFOLIOS.” TEACHER AT BEXLEYHEATH SCHOOL


VOLUNTEERING FAD

GET INVOLVED* FAD believes that fashion is a great tool to connect with young people from different backgrounds; to encourage confidence, develop new skills and raise their aspirations for the future. That’s where you can really make a difference. We are looking for skilled professionals, who are willing to donate their time and expertise to inspiring and motivating young people. Whether you are an individual or a creative company, we have plenty of opportunities for you to get involved.

*SHARE YOUR INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE Give a talk on your own career and experiences. Invite young people to visit your workplace to gain an insight into how the industry works.

*SPONSOR A YOUNG PERSON Fund places on FAD projects for creative young people who otherwise couldn’t afford it. Alternatively lend your company name and support to FAD events.

*GIVE A WORK PLACEMENT Offer a work placement and help a young person gain valuable, often out of reach experience.

*FUNDRAISE FAD needs volunteers with experience in this field – from filling in grant applications to organising fundraising events, help us to expand and grow.

*DONATE MATERIALS We use a lot of materials in our projects. Help us by donating fabrics, trimmings or clothes for workshops and FAD fundraisers.

*PROMOTE OUR PROJECTS Whether you are a photographer, journalist, PR or filmmaker help us document and promote our projects.

*MENTOR IN PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS Become a ‘hands on’ volunteer in FAD workshops. Share your knowledge of pattern cutting and sewing to support young people to learn valuable new skills.

For more information and current volunteering vacancies please visit the ‘Get Involved’ section on our website or email info@fad.org.uk.

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FAD STORIES

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STORIES

10 YEARS

TRACEY BARTLETT Senior Designer, ASOS 2002 FAD Competition

TAN SINGTOSAP BA Graphic Design Student 2008 Fashion Futures 2

The FAD Competition was a great platform to raise my profile and help me gain confidence before tackling my final collection. Working on the brief allowed me to define my handwriting as a designer, which is so important when you are facing the prospect of showcasing your ideas to the world. I won a placement with designer Elspeth Gibson which led to a full time position working on her London Fashion Week collection. An amazing experience!

FAD helped me a lot personally. At the time, I was thinking of going into higher education but uncertain about which subject I wanted to do. There was one I hadn’t tried which was fashion design, so that is why I decided to do Fashion Futures 2. The experiences I had – using a sewing machine, designing, pattern cutting and making a garment for the catwalk were really a first for me. I didn’t expect myself to be one of the finalists, so it really made me feel like I succeeded the unexpected. At the same time, it made me realise I like fashion, but studying it probably wasn’t for me. 

When I graduated Oasis bought my collection for their flagship store. Since then I have worked for Whistles, Wallis and now ASOS, where I have been for two years. I’m a senior designer for ASOS BLACK, ASOS REVIVE and ASOS SALON. ASOS is a great place to be and the product is addictive, it seems there are no boundaries to how creative I can be. I’m still passionate about eventually starting my own business, and I’m glad I’ve had the opportunity to gain great contacts to help me achieve this.

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After FAD, I did a Foundation in Art and Design at Chelsea College of Art & Design and chose the Graphic Design pathway, before staying to do my BA. Graphic Design is a very broad subject, there are so many possibilities and I enjoy exploring ways to communicate through different medias and materials. See Tan’s work and inspirations here: http://letcha.net


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RASA ABRAMAVICIUTE BA Fashion Student 2010 FAD Competition

ALICIA STONE Womenswear Designer 2008 FAD Competition

At the moment I’m working on my final collection at Middlesex University, as well as working part time with designer David Koma helping with patterns, cutting and sewing. It was at the FAD Competition that I met David, one of the judges. Winning brought me new experiences and more confidence. Through FAD I met very interesting and incredibly nice people. I won an internship with Vivienne Westwood and got a lot of experience at Paris Fashion Week, working at the catwalk show and in the showrooms, meeting all the buyers.

FAD is a brilliant organisation to get involved with – it gives talented young designers a real launch pad. It definitely played a big part in starting my career. Winning the Competition resulted in a placement with Hoss Intropia in Madrid, great press and some fantastic industry links.

Through the FAD Competition I’ve seen how the fashion industry really works and improved my skills. At Vivienne Westwood I learnt a different way of pattern cutting, which has been very inspiring for my final collection. Very soon I’m thinking about sending applications to designers because I want to get a job after my studies. Also I would like to do an MA, but I think working in industry for a year or two before that would be a good idea.

Shortly after Madrid, I worked for Vivienne Westwood in the Gold Label department. After a couple of months I was appointed Studio Manager’s Assistant which was a great opportunity. I also worked for FAD as a workshop assistant, mentoring teenagers in drawing, draping, pattern cutting and construction. This again was a great experience and a real contrast to anything I’d done before. My passion still remains in design. I have spent the last 18 months creating a collection, as well as working in a full time, non-fashion job to fund it all. I have received such positive feedback, that I’m now ready to take a big leap in starting my own brand, ‘Alicia Stone’, hopefully to launch later this year! I can’t wait! www.alicia-stone.com

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FAD STORIES

DAISY BOATENG Marketing, L’Oreal 2007 Fashion Futures 2

JOEL BOYD BA Fashion Student 2009 Fashion Futures 2

Currently I work for L’Oreal in the UK Head Office, in the marketing department. It’s an amazing company to work for and everyone is very passionate about what they do. It’s extremely fast paced and exciting and there is always so much to get involved with, which I love!

At the moment I am studying a BA in Fashion Design at the University of East London. My course encourages me think of unconventional ways to research and create garments.

Taking part in Fashion Futures 2 helped me far beyond what I expected. As soon as I finished, FAD helped me get a placement at the Tesco Clothing Design studios. I was also invited on industry visits that benefited my work at university, including a trip to Revlon and WGSN. This gave me a deeper insight into how the industry worked and helped me keep one step ahead. I think FAD has an amazing way of bringing out the best in youth and giving them the ambition and confidence to try to succeed in anything they do. As an FAD volunteer I have helped at shows; as front of house, backstage and modelling. Every time I meet so many people from the industry and learn so much from everyone involved.

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I definitely think that taking part in FAD helped prepare me for uni. Before I would never touch an industrial machine, and now I can’t do without them. I think my eyes were opened by FAD to more than just design within the fashion industry. “FAD HELPED PREPARE ME FOR UNI. BEFORE I WOULD NEVER TOUCH AN INDUSTRIAL MACHINE, AND NOW I CAN’T DO WITHOUT THEM.” Since then I have tried to improve myself artistically and creatively. I have joined an art collective and we are currently trying to create an exhibition, and I’m also planning my own personal exhibition. I think that I would like to do a lot more shows and installations. After doing a placement with River Island through FAD, I would also really like to get more industry experience. joelswindowseat.blogspot.com


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ADA ANOJE Assistant Trimmer, Gieves & Hawkes 2007 Fashion Futures 2

SARAH KILKENNY Art Foundation Student 2010 Fashion Futures 2

I have been at Gieves and Hawkes now for about 18 months, working as an Assistant trimmer. I love working on Savile Row. I love being associated with a place that holds so much history and British heritage. The appreciation for every stitch, and learning from people who have been in the trade for 40 years, that’s what really inspires me.

FAD has helped me enormously. It was so rewarding to be named a winner last September, I was just so happy. Not only does it look great on my CV and in my portfolio, but I feel my design and technical skills have really improved.

FAD has helped me big time. For starters I wouldn’t have actually known about the bespoke tailoring apprenticeship if it wasn’t for them. Fashion Futures 2 was magic. For one night I knew how it felt to be a designer and it’s an amazing feeling of accomplishment. Even if tomorrow you decide you don’t want to do fashion, the experience is part of what builds you and it’s the knowledge you come away with that’s so valuable. I’ve learnt that it’s good to surround yourself with people. Naturally I’m shy, but FAD taught me that you need to come out of your shell, to show people what you are about and present yourself in a positive way. I don’t think anyone really provides the help that FAD provides. They open your eyes to doors in the fashion industry and give that link, which I’m sad to say, the industry doesn’t really provide itself. For now my main goal is to learn tailoring well and be able to raise my head up and say ‘this is what I do’. Read the full interviews with our finalists and other FAD Stories on our website www.fad.org.uk.

Fashion Futures 2 really gave me an idea of what it would be like to study fashion at university. The teachers and student mentors gave us lots of advice on different courses and universities, and the opportunities within the fashion industry. Since then FAD has been there if I need any advice, especially in deciding which universities to apply to. I was a little cautious about applying to study in London as it seems like such a big and scary city, so it’s great to know that I will already have some friends there if that’s where I end up. “FAD HAS HELPED ME ENORMOUSLY. IT WAS SO REWARDING TO BE NAMED A WINNER LAST SEPTEMBER, I WAS JUST SO HAPPY.” I am currently doing an art foundation course and I have applied to study fashion design at five different universities. In the future I definitely want a career in fashion, and I think because it’s such a competitive industry, to have this FAD experience already is really helpful. sarah-kilkenny.tumblr.com WWW.FAD.ORG.UK / 16


FAD NEWS & EVENTS

2011

NEWS & EVENTS

‘FASHION’ MOSAIC FAD launches an exciting new collaboration with housing association Family Mosaic in 2011. Family Mosaic works across London and Essex providing supported housing and accommodation to vulnerable young adults aged 16 – 25 years. Since January FAD has been working with twenty Family Mosaic residents, running an eight week fashion course where they will research, design and create a garment inspired by the history of the little black dress.

“I WILL ADMIT THAT I WASN’T A MASSIVE FASHION PERSON BUT JUST THE TASTER WORKSHOP HAS OPENED MY EYES TO ALL SORTS OF THINGS AND HOW CLOTHES CAN EXPRESS PEOPLE AND THEIR PERSONALITIES.” FAMILY MOSAIC RESIDENT

Based on the FAD Fashion Futures formula, the project creates the opportunity for participants to learn more about the fashion industry, to develop new skills and practical knowledge while also enriching their lives and perspectives for the future. www.familymosaic.com

“I WAS CURIOUS ABOUT THE TASTER WORKSHOP AS I ENJOY FINDING WAYS TO EXPRESS MYSELF EITHER THROUGH WRITING, PLAYING MUSIC OR DRAWING. I HAD SO MUCH FUN COMING UP WITH THE IDEAS FOR DRESSES.” FAMILY MOSAIC RESIDENT

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NEWS & EVENTS FAD

NEW YEAR, NEW SPONSOR

A DECADE OF FAD

FAD are extremely pleased to announce the return of George at Asda as official retail partner and sponsor for 2011 Fashion Futures 2.

To mark 10 years of the Competition, FAD is planning a retrospective exhibition for the autumn to feature work by past winners and finalists. In addition FAD will host a designer catwalk and auction in September to raise much needed funds for future workshops.

We would also like to take the opportunity to thank long term funders, Aimhigher, for their continued support of Fashion Futures projects across London and Greater Manchester.

We are currently on the look out for experienced event volunteers who would like to join us the 10th Anniversary team. To apply please email a CV to info@fad.org.uk

UK SPACE AGENCY FUNDS FASHION PROJECT

FABRIC FUNDRAISER

In 2010 Year 7, 8 & 9 Pupils from Cumberland School in Newham and Trinity School in Lewisham took part in one day projects funded by the UK Space Agency. The intrepid young designers fulfilled a mission to design and create prototypes of accessories, to be worn by the first space tourists. They worked alongside finalists from the 2009 FAD Competition who also created garments inspired by space.

Thanks to generous donations from industry, FAD held another successful fabric fundraiser at the end of 2010. By snapping up bags of fabric bargains students, teachers, FAD friends and volunteers helped to raise ÂŁ750 towards Fashion Futures projects this year. A massive thank you to everyone involved! If you work in industry and have fabric, trimmings or samples you could donate for future FAD projects and fundraisers please email info@fad.org.uk.

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2010 FAD Funders London Thames Gateway Development Corporation The Mercers Company Cripplegate Foundation The Baytree Centre Go for It Grants Walcot Foundation

Newham College Aspire Aimhigher Vauxhall Fashion Scout Awards for All Santander Foundation Youth in Action Programme

Lifelong Learning Programme Leonardo UK Space Agency The Clothworkers Foundation Family Mosaic Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

Special Thanks to 2010 Partners & Industry Supporters University of Salford London College of Communication University of East London Hackney Community College Lewisham College Artsthread V&A Fashion & Textiles Museum Benefit Toni & Guy Mac Cosmetics Vivienne Westwood

Paul Smith Jonathan Saunders Religion Clothing Margaret Howell William Tempest David Koma River Island Marks & Spencer John Lewis Henri Lloyd Harrods Oasis

YshLondon.com I Love Brands Academy of Freelance Make Up Oxygen Model Agency D1 Model Agency First Model Management Beau Belle Models Confidence Model Management The Flame Tree George at Asda

FAD 10a Wellesley Terrace, N1 7NA Tel/Fax: +44 (0)20 7490 3946 Email: info@fad.org.uk www.fad.org.uk FAD (Fashion Awareness Direct) is a registered charity (registered number 1112095). The views in this publication are those of the writers and sources cited and not to be taken as those of FAD. The greatest care has been taken to ensure accuracy but FAD does not accept responsibility for omissions or errors. Editor: Fran Hunt / Graphic Design: Julie Thomas cargocollective.com/julierosethomas


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