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havering college fashion student abby foley garment london fashion week 2

It was only last week that we announced one of our fashion students as being a competition finalist, and this week we celebrate more fantastic news from the creative arts department.

Level 3 Fashion students Aaiza Arshad and Kamile Lenkutyte, together with Level 3 Photography student Poppy Boothe, will be taking part in the Fashion Awareness Direct (FAD) Fashion Futures project this year. They will follow in the footsteps of former students Holly Coutts, Ruqiya Ahmed and, most recently, Abby Foley, who made it to the finals and had her work showcased at London Fashion Week last year (pictured above).

FAD is a non-profit organisation that strives to help young creatives establish a sustainable career regardless of their background. In particular, the Fashion Futures project is an award-winning initiative that offers students an unrivalled insight into the fashion industry, supported throughout by experienced fashion professionals.

The project will allow Aaiza, Kamile and Poppy to develop their research, design, pattern cutting and garment construction skills, all the while developing their confidence and creativity.

It will take place every Saturday until the end of this term. After the Easter break, 20 finalists will be selected to continue with the project over summer, where they will make the garment which will again be showcased at this year’s London Fashion Week in September.

Fashion lecturer Julia McAusland said:

This is our third group of students to take part in the Fashion Futures project and we hope that many more will do so in the future. It is a fantastic opportunity for them to gain industry experience like no other and develop professionally as well as creatively.

We wish all three students success in this exciting project.

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