UEL student makes his way in the fashion world
Costumes designed by a talented University of East London (UEL) student will be on show at an East Ham school musical.
Marco Duarte, 21, will dress Roman Road Primary School year 6 pupils for the second time for their production of Matilda.
The ambitious fashionista has recently returned from internships at Chanel in Paris and retail high street store COS.
He said: “To design the costumes for ‘Matilda’, I watched the film for ideas. I also went to watch the West End show and I was also lucky enough to meet with the Costume Team backstage and draw inspiration.
“I have made numerous sketches and will be working with fabrics such as cottons and wools.”
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Marco says he has been inspired by men’s tailoring, particularly during the early 19th century and the prominence of Dandyism.
Asis Mahmood, headteacher at Roman Road, said: “We are delighted with Marco’s work, which is why we have selected him again this year.
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“It is great to work with such a talented designer and our pupils here love dressing up in his costumes.”