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  • INTRODUCING

    THE NEW EAST LONDON EMBROIDERERS

    Teens Get Fashion Active FAD Young Leaders Industry Insights Brilliantly British Design

    MAGAZINE 2013

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    FAD MAGAZINE 2013

    PROJECTS Fashion Futures | 2 03 Leadership Academy 06 Fashion Futures | 1 07 New East London Embroiderers 09

    SHOWCASE FAD Competition 02 FAD Junior Awards 03 Graduate Fashion Week 05

    PHOTOSHOOT Pearly Kings and Queens 10

    FAD STORIES Visiting River Island 15 My Week with Wallis 16 3 Years On 17 FAD News in Pictures 19

    GET INVOLVED Support FAD 21 DIY: Make your own collar 22

    KATERINA DRURY, 21 Girl behind the lense. Lewisham lass Kat won the FAD Junior Awards in 2009. Since then she has become an accomplished photographer with a penchant for striking portraits.

    KASEY NEWTON, 18 FAD Paparazzi. Kasey took part in Fashion Futures 2012 and has worked on styling projects for George at Asda. Often seen at FAD shows, Kasey freelances as a photographer at concerts and events in London.

    KARMEN MARIE PARKER, 20 The Queen of dot and cross. Currently studying a BA in Pattern Cutting at London College of Fashion, 2010 FAD Junior Award finalist Karmen is always sporting her own clever fashion inventions.

    YOUNG CONTRIBUTORS

    CONTENTS

    @fadcharity www.fad.org.uk

    Thanks also to Tia Latesa, Philip Luu, Sinead Cloonan, Yassin Yassin, Gemma Halliwell. Front cover: Katrina photographed by Katerina Drury

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    COMPETITION FAD

    After celebrating ten years with a retrospective in 2012, the FAD Competition returns to London Fashion Week with a fantastic line up of fresh young talent.

    The competition brief, Future Optimism, challenged fashion students at universities across the UK to envisage a key development or change taking place in the next ten years and design two outfits which respond to it.

    15 talented finalists were selected from over 100 entries and will showcase their designs at Fashion Scout in February 2013. Sustainability, desirable up-cycling and humour in the face of adversity all feature with outfits by students from Edinburgh College of Art, Nottingham Trent University, De Montfort University and Bath Spa set to grace the catwalk.

    The finalists entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts, including iconic fashion journalist Hilary Alexander. One overall winner and two runners-up will receive vital funding towards their final year at university, as well as top placements in the fashion industry.

    The 2013 FAD Competition is supported by Youth in Action and the European Union as A Platform for Employment. For more information visit www.fad.org.uk.

    I FEEL VERY EXCITED TO HAVE BEEN SELECTED AS ONE OF THE FAD FINALISTS. IT WAS A GREAT BRIEF AND REALLY ALLOWED ME TO FOCUS MY CREATIVITY IN A POSITIVE DIRECTION TOWARDS THE FUTURE. LAURA CHITTENDEN, MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

    OPTIMISTICTHINGS

    YOUNG

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    FAD FASHION FUTURES 2

    BRILLIANTLY BRITISH

    2012 FAD JUNIOR AWARDS

    Out of 100 ambitious 16-18 year olds from London and Manchester,

    25 finalists were handpicked to showcase their garments at

    Vauxhall Fashion Scout on the last day of London Fashion Week.

    The theme of the 2012 FAD Junior Awards was Great British Design, with finalists gathering inspiration from the V&As British Galleries; favourite Brit designers and their

    own British-ness.

    17 year-old Serife Nyazi from Lewisham won the judges over

    with her black leather trimmed shirt paired with beautifully composed,

    high-waisted trousers.

    She was presented with the top prize a placement with sponsors

    George at Asda.

    Runner-up awards went to Denea Joseph, 17, (Newham) for her

    splatter print dress design and to Toyosi Salvador, 16, (Greenwich) for her red, military inspired coat. Robyn Yeang, 19, (Westminster) and Ezoe Robinson, 18, (Barnet)

    also received special mentions for fashion illustration.

    Congratulations to the winners and to everyone who got this

    far. Thank you FAD for a brilliant evening and for giving me, and all kinds of young people, these

    amazing opportunities.

    AS GEORGE AT ASDA RETURNS TO SPONSOR FASHION FUTURES IN 2013, ALONGSIDE NEW MEDIA PARTNERS THE MUSE.TV, 17-YEAR-OLD BLOGGER RANDA

    KHERBA LOOKS BACK ON A TRIUMPHANT YEAR FOR OUR TEEN DESIGNERS.

    Watch the 2012 FAD Junior Awards on The Muse.TV

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    FASHION FUTURES 2 FAD

    I THINK THAT ORGANISATIONS LIKE FAD MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN YOUNG PEOPLES LIVES. THEY GIVE A GREAT INSIGHT INTO WHAT INDUSTRY IS REALLY LIKE AND PROVIDE

    VERY REAL EXPERIENCES. MARIA HERRERA, 18, WANDSWORTH FINALIST

    THIS EXPERIENCE HAS HELPED ME IN MANY WAYS; IT HAS NOT ONLY GIVEN ME VALUABLE SKILLS BUT ITS SUCH AN AMAZING STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE LIKE

    ME WHO PASSIONATELY WANT TO BE A PART OF THE FASHION INDUSTRY. KAI BOARDMAN, SALFORD FINALIST

    CREATING FASHION FUTURES

    Fashion Futures provides 16 18 year olds with a realistic insight

    into the working world of fashion. Through hands-on training they

    discover the practical side of fashion while also developing the confidence and experience they need to succeed in the future.

    The project begins at the V&A Museum, followed by a series of

    workshops in London and Greater Manchester. Over 10 sessions

    industry mentors guide teenagers through the design process from research and garment design, to

    technical drawing, pattern cutting and construction.

    The most promising young designers are then selected for the FAD Junior Awards, where in just five days they create garments for the London Fashion Week final.

    Fashion Futures is sponsored by George at Asda as part of its pledge

    to champion young British talent.

    See the 2012 workshops in action

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    GRAD UATE FASH ION

    Its been a memorable year for Fashion Futures teens thanks to our generous sponsors George at Asda.

    As well as supporting Fashion Futures, George at Asda are headline sponsors of Graduate Fashion Week (GFW) the largest showcase of fashion graduates in the world.

    These two commitments united in June 2012, when George unveiled a dedicated space to FAD on their sponsorship stand at GFW. George garments, customised and restyled by FAD teens, featured in a wall of photos alongside dresses created by finalists of the Best of British design competition.

    The winner of the FAD & George Best of British competition was announced by Brand Director Fiona Lambert. A delighted Shermmaine Telan, 16, from Hackney was awarded the gold prize for her jubilee inspired gown, while 16

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    year-olds Toyosi Salvador (Greenwich) and Hannah Dang (Islington) won silver and bronze respectively. All three received George vouchers and GFW show tickets, which for Shermmaine included a VIP invite to the Gala Final a highly coveted prize!

    GFW also saw the launch of the FAD & George Mentoring Scheme. Ten very excited teenagers met with their George mentors for the first time before heading off to talk one-on-one about creative careers and explore the graduate event.

    Read more on the FAD blog: fadfashionfutures.wordpress.com

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    LEADERSHIP ACADEMY FAD

    FAD works with over 1,000 young people every year through workshops and volunteering. By their very nature our projects bring together people from all walks of life; from many different social, cultural and economic backgrounds.

    As a result bridging communities and cultures has become an important part of FADs work and is the focus of an exciting new initiative supported by The City Bridge Trust and the Santander Foundation.

    Running over three years the FAD Leadership Academy will unite young people from different backgrounds and cultures in creating projects to benefit the wider community. Launched in September 2012, 20 young leaders have already embarked on a programme of monthly masterclasses and professional mentoring to prepare them for the challenge ahead.

    From understanding the benefits of emotional intelligence and the power of social media, to overcoming creative block, these masterclasses are designed to bring young people together with experts from different fields to develop the leadership skills they will need to run their own FAD initiatives and community-led events.

    As a result exciting things are already taking shape. Throughout 2013 FADs young leaders will plan and head up creative workshops in local schools and youth groups, as well as working with teen care leavers across London. Follow our young leaders through the ups and downs of managing their own projects on the FAD blog.

    Are you interested in working with the FAD Leadership Academy? Get in touch [email protected]

    THE GETTING OVER CREATIVE BLOCK MASTERCLASS WAS INCREDIBLY MOTIVATING FOR ME. IT WAS VERY VALUABLE TO BE ABLE TO LIST AND TALK ABOUT THE CAUSES FOR CREATIVE BLOCK AND WAYS TO OVERCOME THEM. ITS ALREADY PROVING REALLY USEFUL IN PLANNING OUR PROJECTS. HAFSA MEHO, 18

    LEADING THE WAY

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    FAD FASHION FUTURES 1

    While Team GB were racking up the medals, FAD spent an Olympic summer running hands-on workshops with 15-year-olds across the capital.

    Fashion Active, held in partnership with Wallis and The Fashion Retail Academy, took place in July with school pupils from Tower Hamlets, Islington, Wandsworth, Southwark, Greenwich and Lambeth. Inspired by the 2012 Olympics, they were set the challenge to design and make a complete outfit in just five days.

    From customising t-shirts and drafting paper patterns, to constructing sports luxe hoodies, shorts and skirts, the first-time designers were coached by Wallis volunteers to create their medal winning outfits.

    The week included a Careers Carousel; an afternoon of talks and mentoring from industry professionals.

    The teenagers rotated in small groups to learn about different careers; from studying portfolios with Wallis designers and quizzing fashion buyers, to receiving one-on-one mentoring from the Wallis HR team.

    The last day ended with a professional photoshoot and catwalk show. As our excited teens were preparing for the catwalk, FAD volunteer Niki Groom (aka Miss Magpie Spy) was busy capturing their design achievements on paper. A real honour considering Niki is normally illustrating international catwalks for the likes of Grazia and Glamour Magazine!

    Thanks again to Wallis, Design Director Jo Collins, The Fashion Retail Academy and all our industry volunteers for making this Olympic inspired project possible.

    I REALLY ENJOYED MEETING SO MANY PEOPLE WITH FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE OF THE FASHION INDUSTRY. CAREER-WISE THE VOLUNTEERS REALLY HELPED ME, I FEEL INSPIRED TO GET THE BALL ROLLING. ROSA, 15 (LAMBETH)

    Get Fashion Active

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    FASHION FUTURES 1 FAD

    For more information on Fashion Active please visit www.fad.org.uk

    I THINK THE COURSE WAS AMAZING THANK YOU FOR SUCH AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE! I HAVE LEARNED ABOUT THE REAL WORLD AND HOW THINGS WORK IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY FROM THE VOLUNTEERS AT WALLIS. RASMIYA, 15 (GREENWICH)

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    STITCHING STORIES

    FAD NEW EAST LONDON EMBROIDERERS

    Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, 60 school children and young refugees from East London spent a day with FAD researching the historic collections at Kensington Palace. The next step was a series of workshops to learn traditional embroidery techniques, before embarking on the collaborative creation of six modern ceremonial garments.

    In October 2012 these stunning final pieces were displayed to 40,000 visitors at the Knitting & Stitching show in Alexandra Palace, before moving to Kensington Palace where they were placed on public display throughout November.

    The projects success was thanks to the support of 15 volunteers; all aged 18 25 years old. Guided by embroidery expert Anthea Godfrey, they trained in leadership and traditional embroidery skills in order to mentor and support the young stitchers.

    This year the garments will go on tour to schools and community centres who took part in the project including Brighter Futures London; a group of young refugees and asylum seekers based at Praxis in Bethnal Green. Read more about this inspiring project on the FAD blog.

    A massive thank you to the Heritage Lottery Fund and FAD partners Kensington Palace and The Knitting & Stitching Show for their support.

    Visit NELE online: fad.org.uk/newembroiderers

    I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE GARMENTS WE MAKE DISPLAYED ANYWHERE YOUNG PEOPLE COULD BE INSPIRED BY THEM. I THINK ITS A GREAT SKILL TO LEARN. ANISA, 15, HACKNEY

    FADS BIG SUCCESS STORY FOR 2012 WAS THE LAUNCH OF NEW EAST LONDON EMBROIDERERS; A PROJECT FOR 14-19 YEAR-OLDS WHICH EXPLORES BRITISH HERITAGE THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF STITCH.

    TAKING PART IN THIS PROJECT HAS GIVEN ME A GREAT INSIGHT INTO THE HISTORY OF EMBROIDERY AND CREATIVE STITCH. AT COURT PEOPLE WOULD HAVE BITS OF THEIR HERITAGE OR SOMETHING MEANINGFUL TO THEM EMBROIDERED INTO THEIR CLOTHES. ANGELICA, 18, BARKING & DAGENHAM

  • NEW EAST LONDON EMBROIDERERS FAD

    WE WANTED TO MIX THESE BEAUTIFULLY EMBROIDERED PIECES THAT WERE INFLUENCED BY KENSINGTON PALACE WITH EAST LONDON; THE ROOT OF WHERE FAD BEGAN AND WHERE THESE

    YOUNG STITCHERS COME FROM.

    KAT DRURY, 21, ART DIRECTOR

    PEARLY KINGS & QUEENS

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    Previous Page: Dress modelled by Melissa. Photographed by Kat Drury.

    Modelled by Tristan. Photographed by Yassin Yassin.

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    NEW EAST LONDON EMBROIDERERS FAD

    Top: Modelled by Melissa. Photographed by Yassin Yassin. Bottom: Modelled by Odette. Photographed by Yassin Yassin.

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    This photoshoot is part of the New East London Embroiderers project sponsored by The Heritage Lottery Fund.

    FAD NEW EAST LONDON EMBROIDERERS

    Modelled by Katrina. Photographed by Yassin Yassin.

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    NEW EAST LONDON EMBROIDERERS FAD

    Art Director: Kat Drury, katerinadrury.com Photography: Kat Drury & Yassin Yassin, yassinyassin.com. Styling: Varsha Odedra Make-up: Rachel Beynon, MAC Hair: Tara Burgin Models: Odette, Katrina, Melissa and Tristan Garments: New East London Embroiderers & Lisa Friedl

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    FAD CAREERS

    In November FAD students headed to River Island for a behind-the-scenes visit. Kasey Newton, 17, reports.

    We were given a tour of River Islands design studios by Senior Womenswear Designer Lucy and Designer Ludmila. We saw the different processes involved in making a garment from pattern cutting and print development to colour and fabric sampling. We even spotted a model fitting taking place.

    Afterwards we looked at design boards and some of next seasons collections. We also had a peek at the designers ideas for autumn 2013 which was really inspiring.

    The FAD students were never short of questions, from gaining insightful tips about getting into industry to asking advice about university and work experience opportunities.

    THE ADVICE FROM THE DESIGNERS HAS REALLY MOTIVATED ME TO WORK HARDER IN ORDER TO REACH MY DREAMS AND GOALS OF BECOMING A FASHION DESIGNER. ANITA ARTHUR, 18

    VISITiNG RIVER ISLAND

    Kasey, 17

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    mY WEEK WITH WALLIS

    CAREERS FAD

    Tia, 15

    After taking part in Fashion Active, three teenagers were selected for work placements with the Wallis design team. Tia, 15, talks about her week in industry.

    My week at Wallis Head Office was amazing. It really helped me to think about what I would like to do in the future a process that would have been a lot harder without this experience.

    I was based in design and given tasks by the knitwear, dress and top designers. At one point I was designing dresses, other times I was creating graphic motifs on Photoshop.

    I was really made to feel part of the team. At the end of the week I sat in on a pattern picking meeting with Jo Collins, Head of Design, and freelance designer Gilly Hughes. It gave me a real insight into how the design process works.

    Wallis has shown me that the fashion industry isnt necessarily what its made out to be. A lot of the time its just a group of people who love what they do, trying their hardest to do whatever needs to be done.

    Thanks to everyone at Wallis, and FAD, for giving me this WOW experience. Its something Im really never going to forget.

    Work placements, industry visits and career

    workshops are part of FADs Making

    Internships Happen scheme supported by

    Youth in Action and the European Union.

    Read more on the FAD Blog

    fadfashionfutures.wordpress.com

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    FAD STORIES

    Philip grew up in Hackney under the shadow of gang violence. Since leaving school he has become a hard working and determined young man. With his sights set firmly on a career in the fashion industry, his passion for helping others shines through in his role as an FAD volunteer and young leader.

    Three years on from Fashion Futures, tell us where you are now?

    I am currently studying a BA at the University of Westminster doing Fashion Design. I am also interning at Richard Nicoll, learning loads about menswear and gaining a great insight into garment production.

    How has being part of FAD benefited you?

    It has made me think more clearly about my future and what I really want to do. Working with FAD has helped me rebuild my self-esteem, as well as giving me confidence with my work and helping others.

    The best part for me is meeting and working with people from the industry, I have learnt how to network. I thought people from the industry could be pretty scary, but meeting them through FAD has made me realise many are just normal and really nice.

    What was the best part of being a Fashion Futures Finalist?

    The opportunity FAD gave me to show something I had designed at London Fashion Week that is just something that would never have happened otherwise, especially at only 18. I wouldnt have developed the confidence, the contacts and also the skills needed for industry if it wasnt for Fashion Futures and working with FAD.

    What piece of advice would you give to other young people?

    Fashion is hard work. If its something you really like, follow your heart. If its something that you think is easy or you want to do fashion because you think its cool, go study something else!

    What is your dream for the future?

    To have my own business and be successful around the globe.

    See Philips design work at cargocollective.com/philipluu

    PHILIP LUU, 21

    3 YEARS ON

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    STORIES FAD

    As well as volunteering in workshops, Sinead is one of FADs young leaders. After initially struggling with confidence and career choices, her creative talent shone through to secure her a place at the prestigious Central Saint Martins.

    Where are you now Sinead?

    Im currently at Central Saint Martins doing a BA in Fashion Design with Knitwear. Ive managed to do a few good internships already. My aim is to graduate with enough technical skills to get me further placements and eventually a job. At this stage I dont think I want to be a designer; my ultimate goal is to become a buyer.

    How has being part of FAD benefited you?

    I studied textiles at college so my work was pretty much fabric based and not really about making. Doing Fashion Futures 2 taught me how to pattern cut and sew. It exposed me to what I would be doing at uni if I went on to study design.

    I think if I didnt do Fashion Futures 1 when I was 14 years old, I definitely wouldnt have thought to do Fashion Futures 2. Without FAD I wouldnt be as interested in design as I am now.

    What was the best part of being a Fashion Futures Finalist?

    Being a finalist in the FAD Junior Awards helped me a lot, because I was able to get internships afterwards. Designers want to see that you can actually make and having done the course with FAD I was able to show a finished garment. I had a lot of work from FAD to put into my portfolio that I didnt have from college or doing foundation.

    What are the challenges facing creative young people like you?

    I know a lot of funding has been cut, especially at the college where I did my A-levels. Sadly I dont think people take creative subjects as seriously as say sciences. Which is silly, because everyone wears clothes; buildings need to be designed by creative people.

    What piece of advice would you give to other young people?

    Dont be like me and be frightened of doing anything. At FAD there will always be someone there to help you. Just enjoy yourself.

    What is your dream for the future?

    To adopt ten kids and live in a house made of cemented knit samples.

    PHILIP AND SINEAD WERE TEEN FINALISTS IN THE 2010 FAD JUNIOR AWARDS. THREE YEARS ON WE CATCH UP TWO OF FADS BRIGHTEST TALENTS TO TALK ABOUT THEIR FASHION FUTURES EXPERIENCE.

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  • FAD NEWS

    LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

    2013

    1 INTRODUCING THE MUSE.TV FAD is very pleased to announce we have a new media partner for Fashion Futures 2013. The Muse.TV is a community for young people who love fashion, featuring videos fronted by in-house presenters, blogs and competitions. Look out for coverage of Fashion Futures and student collaborations on www.themuse.tv throughout 2013.

    2 NOT JUST ANY VISIT; ITS AN M&S VISIT In October 20 Fashion Futures teens were invited to visit M&S at their offices in Paddington. Organised by Head of Design Narinder Leon, the students were treated to a carousel of career talks from designers, buyers and fabric scouts before being given a tour of the different departments, including a peek inside the pattern cutting and production rooms. Read more on the FAD blog.

    3 LOOK! Congratulations to FAD Junior Awards finalist, Toni-Louise Parker, 18, from Catford. Her stunning blue and white design was illustrated by Miss Magpie Spy and featured in LOOK Magazine as part of an exclusive competition for London Fashion Week.

    4 FAD AT V&A CREATE! FAD were invited to take part in Create! Fashion Festival at the V&A in December 2012 alongside ASOS, Designer Mary Katrantzou and London College of Fashion. Well done to FAD Junior Awards winner Serife Nyazi, 18, from Lewisham for giving a talk on her British inspired design.

    5 WALTZ-ING WITH TRAPSTAR In the summer FAD, in partnership with social enterprise WALTZ, ran a workshop for hard to reach pupils from schools in Southwark.

    The teens were set the task of designing a t-shirt inspired by Fashion Active; looking to the London 2012 Olympics and sporting muses for inspiration.

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  • NEWS FAD

    Designers Mikey and Will of streetwear brand Trapstar dropped in to talk candidly about their school experience and setting up in the fashion industry. From a humble market stall in London, their iconic brand is now sported by the likes of Tinie Tempah, Rita Ora and Rhianna. They proved a great hit with the Waltz teens | iamatrapstar.com

    6 FAD BADGE FOR BORIS FAD volunteers and the Leadership Academy attended an exclusive reception at London City Hall to meet with the Mayor of London himself, Boris Johnson.

    Our young volunteers Philip, Gemma and Angelica - managed to get a quick snap, before waving Boris off with an FAD badge and magazine firmly in hand. Thanks to Team London for inviting FAD to this amazing event to celebrate the work of volunteers in the capital.

    7 BONDING WITH BOOHOO FAD were delighted to work with the team at Boohoo.com on Manchester projects this year. From delivering careers workshops in styling and design, to organising placements for our Salford Fashion Futures finalists we would like to say a huge thank you to Jen and Elizabeth for all their support. | www.boohoo.com

    8 MOVING >> FASHION FORWARD In 2012 Fashion Forward career workshops took place with 16-18 year olds in London and Manchester as part of FADs Making Internships Happen scheme. The sessions covered everything from writing a CV and applying for work experience, to university courses,portfolios and interview skills.

    Industry speakers were on hand to give an insight into different career paths, from Next Designer Lisa Peduzzi and Fashion PR Catherine Reynolds of Our Assembly, to ethical boutique owner Anna-Maria Hesse of Here Today Here Tomorrow.

    9 RE-DESIGNING GEORGE As part of their sponsorship, George set FAD students the challenge of customising and re-styling their denim and spring/summer collections. The results were some covetable pieces which featured on the George blog and at Graduate Fashion Week. See more street style on the FAD blog. Are you interested in running a similar session with FAD teens? Please email [email protected]

    10 FABRIC FESTIVITIES Thanks to everyone who supported the FAD Festive Fabric Sale in December. Generous fabric donations from George at Asda, Boohoo and River Island helped to raise a whopping 2,000 towards FAD projects in 2013. To donate fabric or samples please email [email protected]

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  • 5 WAYS TO SUPPORT FAD FAD projects reach out to young people from all walks of life. We use fashion as a tool to build confidence, develop new skills and raise aspirations.

    All of this would be impossible without the support of friends, volunteers and industry professionals. If you are interested in supporting the work of FAD, here are five easy ways to get involved.

    DONATELarge or small, a simple cash donation could go a long way towards sponsoring a place for a disadvantaged teenager in FAD projects. Give someone with the talent, but not the means, an opportunity to fulfil their potential.

    Donate online at www.theBigGive.org.uk

    VOLUNTEERGive your time to FAD workshops or events. We need experienced volunteers in the fields of design, pattern cutting, construction, admin and media so please get in touch. Apply for a volunteers pack today! Email [email protected]

    GIVE MATERIALS Do you work for a company that always has fabric, trimmings or clothing samples to spare? Give them to FAD and we will make sure they go to a good home.

    SHARE KNOWLEDGE Work in fashion? Share your knowledge. Become a speaker at FAD career days, invite FAD students to visit your work place, or mentor a young person trying to break into the industry.

    SPREAD THE WORD This one is easy talk about us! Join FAD on facebook and twitter and spread the word among your colleagues and friends.

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    I like the enthusiasm from everyone at FAD. When I offer to help I always feel appreciated and fully involved. Aysha, BA Fashion Student

    FAD made it so easy for me; you can volunteer for one day, three days or the whole project. They tell you what to expect; you have an induction and then you get to the really interesting bit - getting involved in the workshops. Susan, M&S Volunteer

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    DIY DIARY FAD

    FAD Leadership Academy member Karmen, 20, is the Queen of hand-made accessories. Here she shares some tips on how to make your own on-trend collar.

    STEP-BY-STEP

    1. Begin by drawing a 14cm line across the A4 piece of paper. Measure 6cm down from centre of the line and mark with a pencil.

    2. Using a curved object, e.g. a pot or protractor, draw a semi circle going through the 6cm marked point and meeting at the ends of the 14cm line. Dont worry if its not perfect!

    3. On the right hand side of the 14cm line, draw a line 1cm down and join to the curve. This allows the collar to join neatly later on.

    4. Next draw a 1cm width line around the circumference of the shape. This will be the seam allowance.

    5. Cut out this pattern piece and mark arrows on the right hand side. This is where the pattern piece will be placed along the fold of the fabric.

    6. Pin the pattern to the fabric along the fold, and cut out using fabric scissors. Cut out the shape twice. Once you have two shapes, cut them down the centre to half them. You should now have 4 pieces.

    DIY:Make Your Own Collar

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    For the next steps in studding and sewing together your collar visit the FAD blog.

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    2012/13 FAD Partners and Supporters

    Heritage Lottery FundCity Bridge TrustSantander FoundationGeorge at AsdaNewham CollegeFashion & Textile Museum

    EU Youth in ActionCoutts BankAwards for AllTeam London NatWest Community Fund

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