FAD IS AN AWARD-WINNING CHARITY THAT OFFERS YOUNG PEOPLE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET AHEAD IN CREATIVE CAREERS. WE BELIEVE THAT TALENTED YOUNG PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO PROGRESS AND THRIVE, REGARDLESS OF THEIR PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES,FINANCIAL SITUATION OR ETHNIC BACKGROUND

FAD CHALLENGES FASHION STUDENTS TO THINK OUTSIDE THE COMMERCIAL BOX; ENCOURAGING THEM TO LOOK TO ART, CULTURE AND WIDER SOCIAL TRENDS FOR INSPIRATION. OUR FORWARD THINKING BRIEFS MAKE THE FAD COMPETITION  A “MUST ENTER” FOR UNIVERSITIES.

SINCE 2008 FAD HAS WORKED IN COLLABORATION WITH FASHION SCOUT TO BRING THE BEST OF UK UNDERGRADUATE TALENT TO THE LONDON FASHION WEEK CATWALK. THIS YEAR WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH ICONIC ITALIAN FASHION HOUSE MISSONI.

THE 2017 BRIEF ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO TAKE THE MISSONI APPROACH: A WAY OF THINKING WHERE CREATIVITY IS ROOTED IN CULTURE.

2017 FAD COMPETITION FINALISTS

ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH
BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY
CENTRAL ST MARTINS
CENTRAL ST MARTINS
CENTRAL ST MARTINS
DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
KINGSTON UNIVERSITY
KINGSTON UNIVERISTY
LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION
MANCHESTER FASHION INSTITUTE (MMU)
MANCHESTER SCHOOL OF ART
MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY LONDON
NOTTINGHAM TRENT
NOTTINGHAM TRENT
SHEFFIELD HALLAM
UCA EPSOM
UCA ROCHESTER
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES
BATH SPA UNIVERSITY
LIVIERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY

SOPHIE WHATLING
REBEKAH BRENAN
AQUA LIXUN SU WIRE
NADIA ALBRECHTSEN
ANNA GIGANTE
KATRINA ZDANOVSKA
REBECCA HOLMES
SOPHIE WARD
NARUHO ILZAWA
ZOE ALEXANDRA LEACH
HEIDI MORTIMER-HICKS
SEBSTIAN ROCK
DANIELLE STRADOMSKY
AMY CARTER
LAURA PRITCHARD
CHARLIE SIMMONDS
BRYONY SELWAY
TRINITIE NORTON
SARAH CARTER
EMMA ETCHELLS
 

'CULTURE AND THE DECONSTRUCTION OF IT IS SOMETHING I'VE ALWAYS BEEN ENGROSSED IN. I WANTED TO PUSH A MORE FREE DESIGN PROCESS IN MY WORK, FAD ALLOWED ME TO OPEN MY OWN IMAGINATION UP AND EXPLORE IT.'

AW16 CATWalk competition

 

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