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Young Fashion Designer UK

28th Jun 2017

Young Fashion Designer UK

Thorp Textiles Student Jessica Hutton Wins 3rd Prize in National Young Fashion Designer Competition

Last weekend Jesse Hutton traveled to the Royal Grammar School in Worcester to compete against 6 other GCSE finalists in the North and Midlands heat of the annual Young Fashion Designer UK competition. Jesse took her A* GCSE Design and Technology Textiles coursework which had been chosen from over 350 other applicants to be in the final and she achieved an impressive 3rd place.

Jesse's coursework reflected Japanese street style and took inspiration from fashion icon Lolita which is currently very popular amongst Japanese teens. Jesse's knowledge of the theme and excellent creativity ability led her to produce a fresh, exciting portfolio and eye catching complex dress complete with a selection of skilled embellishments.

Jesse is the third Thorp Academy D&T Textiles student to make it into the final in the last 4 years, following in the footsteps of Lucie Turton who won second place last year and Charlotte Bradshaw who achieved first prize in 2014. Other schools in this years final included; Wolverhampton Girls School, Blue Coat Church of England Academy, Southam College, Stroud High School and The Royal Grammar School, Worcester.

Jesse's textiles teacher Mrs Waldram is very proud of her achievements and said "Jesse has done extremely well achieving 3rd place in the final, I am very pleased for her and it will be a real boost to her confidence. Her work has always been extremely creative and she has her own sense of style which really shone through in her project. I was very pleased another of my students had made in into the final from all other schools in the North and Midlands. This shows the excellent creative Textile skills from the students at Thorp."