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Young Fashion Designer Competition UK


A selection of the South’s most talented textiles students arrived at Kent College Pembury on Saturday 1st July for the annual regional final of the Young Fashion Designer UK Competition. A total of twenty-one finalists from schools between Oxfordshire to Cornwall travelled to take part in the competition, which is now in its 7th year.

The day focuses on promoting the exceptional work achieved by GCSE, AS, A2, BTEC and IB s...tudents studying textiles design, product design and fashion. This year saw the introduction of a Year 9 category, established to encourage talented pupils to continue their studies into their exam years.

The finalists showcased a wide range of design and making skills including laser cut fabrics, sublimation prints and complex structural garments. The judges were drawn from a number of different professions within fashion, retail and social media and had the tough job of deciding which students should receive the top prizes. Whilst the judging took place, the students took part in a free-motion embroidery workshop, run by KC Old Girl, Josie Knechtli who, since completing KC Sixth Form, has set up her business Knembroidery, selling designs via Etsy and LoveInc.

Huge congratulations to all the finalists, with a special mention to our KC girls who were placed:

Narita - A Level - Second Place
Margot - A Level - Highly Commended
Maddie - A Level - Highly Commended

Rosie - AS Level - First Place (Rosie also won the GCSE category last year)

Young Fashion Designer is an important showcase for the UK's most talented pupils. Kent College Pembury is incredibly proud to have established the YFDUK competition and the event as a much-needed platform from which to celebrate the achievements of students that have a flair for fashion. Each year the competition is growing and who knows where these students will be in years to come? Look out for the event in 2018!

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Posted: 06/07/2017 at 12:00
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