London Fashion Week isn’t just for the well-known designers, we like to seek out the new flavours of the season. So, when FAD sent us an invitation, to watch the 2017 Competition final at Fashion Scout, we had to say YES. FAD certainly has a massive appeal amongst fashion design students as they support, teach and enhance design skills already possessed by the students. This season FAD collaborated with iconic knitwear brand Missoni to produce the brief for the 2017 FAD competition. 40 UK universities and 120 entrants took part in the competition, the brief encouraged students to create designs with three elements in mind ensuring they ‘take the Missoni approach’ and inspiration from European artists.
The judges picked 20 finalists with two runner up finalists and one winner
Winner: Amy Carter, Fashion Knitwear student at Nottingham Trent University, Amy’s collection was pieces of vibrant knitwear. With garments styled to clash in prints and colours, next season colour greenery popped it’s head in form of a luscious bubble effect parka with gold detailing. We couldn’t help but clap with excitement, if we loved skiing this collection would set us apart from the rest. Can we get the parka and socks please?
First runner up was Sarah Carter of Bath Spa University’s BA Fashion Design. Sarah’s art inspired, three colourway striped collection opened the FAD Competition catwalk.
Second runner up went to Sophie Whatling, from Arts University Bournemouth, we loved how Sophie used animal prints to construct her oversized knitwear with extended sleeves and high necks, think Edwardian or Victorian.
Special and well deserved mention was awarded to Zoe Leach. Her beautiful crafted garments referenced historical techniques, cut-outs, detailed knitted stitching on the trousers, fringing and shape forms. Fvshion Dvting will be following up this story in our way the only way we chose to dvte!!!! Look out for more posts on the students and their journeys.