Menswear Runner-up, Annie Vallis of Nottingham Trent University and finalist Lucy Johnson from The University of East London, FAD students from the February show – FAD Competition – at Vauxhall Fashion Scout, have been featured in the latest edition of UK Mag Disorder.
F.A.D (Fashion Awareness Direct) is a charity that has been helping budding designers in the transition from education to the fashion industry for a decade now by awarding the winner and two runners up with £2000 and £1000 and unique industry placements. Protégées go on to work in top fashion industry designer roles or set up their own label, testament to the importance of the work that F.A.D is doing.
On their latest competition, they celebrated ten years of supporting young creative talent with a successful show that saw a refreshingly diverse range of womenswear and menswear. The theme behind this year competition, enticed students to design a mini-collection inspired by the concept of escaping.
Finalist Lucy Johnson got her inspiration from her personality and what she thought about what she wants to escape from, the fear of being alone somewhere. She found the place through travel – looking at mountains, rocks and water to pick up textures and an organic feel, to finally create a hooded brown men’s parka and leaf scarf look
Annie Vallis, the second runner up, presented the new idea of men clothing, earthy menswear. Landscape printed shirts grounded with beige shorts, legging and plastic macs, made for a new breed of eco-warrior.
Both students will be showcasing at Graduate Fashion Week in London this June, along with several other talented FAD students including FAD’s 2010 winner, Rasa Abramaviciute.
Read more about the FAD Competition: the winners, runners-up and inspirations at www.fad.org.uk.
To have a look at Disorder Magazine click here.