2011 FAD Junior Awards

Overall winner Sabine Bindere

Runner up Yasemin Cakli

Winner of the Creative Design and Cut category - Francesca Espinosa-Baster
Winner of the Commercial Awareness category - Gemma Halliwell
The award-winning charity F.A.D (Fashion Awareness Direct) provides a vital platform for aspiring young fashion designers. Through workshops and industry placements, F.A.D helps 13-25 year olds in the transition from education to the fashion industry, focusing on providing a realistic insight.

Vauxhall Fashion Scout were the proud hosts of F.A.D’s 2011 Junior Awards and the Fashion Scout team went to check out the talent of the designers of tomorrow.

The 25 finalists aged 16-19 years old had designed and produced their innovative designs in just five days at an intensive workshop held by the Univeristy of East London. We were duly impressed that they had achieved such professional results in just five days.

Following an exciting catwalk show watched by the finalists, their family, and special industry guests, the winners were announced. The work was judged by our very own Vauxhall Fashion Scout director Martyn Roberts, along with other influential industry insiders.

Overall Winner: Sabine Bindere
Sabine’s red black and white hooded dress was a monochrome masterpiece and won her a work placement at George, Asda.

Runner Up: Yasemin Cakli
Yasemin’s clear plastic cape with painterly collar and trim felt very YSL, and earned her a placement with Marks and Spencer.

Winner of the Creative Design and Cut category: Francesca Espinosa-Baster
Francesca’s sporty blue and grey jumpsuit featured an innovative pleated cape.

Winner of the Commerical Awareness category: Gemma Halliwell
Gemma’s ditzy flower print dress with lace cape will be perfect for Spring/Summer 2012.

Text: Natasha Slee and Rosanna Cole
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