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Two Marist School Students Announced as Finalists of National Fashion Designer Competition

Two talented fashion designers from The Marist School have been announced as finalists in the Young Fashion Designer UK competition.

GCSE student Iona and A-level student Justine will be exhibiting their work at the South Centre Finals on Saturday 1 July, held at Kent College, Pembury.

Iona’s 1950’s inspired swimwear and Justine’s retro David Bowie inspired jacket will be showcased in front of a panel of judges including UK fashion stylist, Sarah Delaney; Fashion Designer, Sue Mee Maudsley; and consumer and fashion psychologist, Kate Nightingale.

Families and friends will then get an opportunity to view the work of all the finalists before the overall winning designs are announced.

Following the announcement, Mrs Sheena Bowley, Head of Textiles at The Marist said: “This is a fantastic achievement for both Iona and Justine to be announced as finalists for the Young Fashion Designer UK – a first for The Marist to have two finalists in this national competition! Receiving this recognition helps demonstrate the high quality of design work produced by our senior students at The Marist and we wish them all the best for the upcoming South Centre Finals in July.”

The Young Fashion Designer UK (YFD UK) competition was established in 2010. The need was recognised for GCSE, BTEC and A-level Fashion and Textiles students to have their work recognised and judged by industry professionals in an annual national competition.

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