London Fashion Week Here We Come!
Friday, 10 September 2010
Two Sixth Form students at Bolton School Girls' Division, Roxanna Azimy and Megan Scott, have designed a winning fashion collection in the BBC Blast 'Your Label 2010' Fashion Design Competition, and will now get to showcase their designs at London Fashion week in September!
The competition was run in conjunction with the V&A museum and entrants had to use one of the on-line museum collections as inspiration to create their own fashion collection. The girls opted for the 'Japanese' themed collection, and their designs were chosen as one of ten national winners.
Roxanna said: "The idea to enter the competition came to me whilst I was revising for my GCSEs on the BBC Bitesize website. An advertisement popped up and I was drawn in. I am amazed to think we are now off to London!"
Roxanna and Megan produced a moodboard, a concept statement and a capsule collection of outfit designs which were judged on originality, creative flair, how the designs worked as a collection and how the V&A collection was used to inspire the designs. As winners, the girls were given mentoring and master classes with fashion industry professionals in order to produce their garments. Roxanna and Megan worked with Christina Blackburn who is linked to established fashion designer, director and consultant, Olaf Parker, who has worked for fashion houses including Karl Lagerfield, Christian Lacroix and Calvin Klein. The final fitting took place at Bolton School and the girls put on a fashion show for their parents to help them prepare for their big moment at London Fashion week.
BBC Blast encourages young people to discover new talents and sharpen their creative skills, getting them interested in creative industries through competitions, workshops, projects and work placements.