Fashion Students Progress

Fashion Students Progress

Tameside College Fashion students progress in the Fashion Awareness Direct (FAD) competition this year.

FAD is a creative charity that supports young people and aims to bridge the gap between education and the fashion industry. They specialise in running professional fashion workshops and competitions for 13 to 25 year olds, working with creative young people throughout their education, from secondary school and college to university.

The competition started with a visit to the V&A Museum in London to attend the briefing and to gather research to be used to help inspire the individuals. The first stage of the competition involved entrants producing the initial prototype of their garment, which was completed during 5 days of workshops based at Salford University.

Many colleges from Greater Manchester and the London area entered, and out of the 110 competitors, Nathan O’Brien and Sabah Akbar from Tameside College have been selected to move on to the semi finals.

Nathan O’Brien, commented, “FAD has provided me with a better opportunity and platform that I could have ever wished for. I will input all my passion, gratitude and effort to achieve my dream of success and hopefully make Tameside proud”.

The semi finalists will now spend 5 days at the East London University to work with the staff and produce their final garment which will appear on the catwalk during the 2011 London Fashion Week. The overall winner will be announced in September.

Sabah Akbar, said, "I am really happy that I got through to the semi final, it's something to make me smile about. I am so excited and looking forward to going to work at the East London University”.