Pret a LeSoCo

Two LeSoCo (formerly Lewisham College incorporating Southwark College and not to be confused with Lesotho) fashion students will be on show at London Fashion Week on 17th September.

Work by 18 year old Nhung Le Thi Hong and Gloria Iyare will be showcased at Freemasons’ Hall in Covent Garden. The students are competing in the 2013 FAD Junior Awards Final.

Gloria Iyare
Nhung Le Thi Hong
Nhung and Gloria are both doing Fashion Foundation Diplomas at LeSoCo. As with all the finalists, their designs have been inspired by their urban city surrounds. The winner will get a top design placement with project sponsors George at Asda.

The Awards are part of an outreach project organised by London based charity FAD (Fashion Awareness Direct). They conclude weeks of ‘Fashion Futures’ workshops, which involved a total of 100 young people from across 19 inner-city London boroughs.  Run between January and March this year, the south London workshops were held at LeSoCo, as they have been for each of the nine years of this FAD programme. LeSoCo’s own expert fashion lecturers led many of the workshops.

From the 100 participants, 20 finalists were selected by an industry panel to take part in an intensive FAD summer school. LeSoCo’s students worked with professionals at the University of East London to make up their calico designs into final fabrics.