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Young Newham designers set for London Fashion Week bow

PUBLISHED: 14:00 16 September 2012

Stephanie Perucho, 17, has reached the final of the London Fashion Week competition

Stephanie Perucho, 17, has reached the final of the London Fashion Week competition

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Two talented Newham fashionistas will see their designs paraded at this year’s London Fashion Week.

Deana Joseph, 18, has reached the final of a London Fashion Week competitionDeana Joseph, 18, has reached the final of a London Fashion Week competition

Aspiring designers Deana Joseph, 18, and Stephanie Perucho, 17, are shortlisted in the Fashion Awareness Direct (FAD) Junior Awards.

The winners of Tuesday’s final will secure a placement with show sponsors George at Asda.

The ceremony, at Freemasons Hall in Covent Garden, marks the end of weeks of Fashion Futures workshops - where they had just five days to complete their designs.

Finalists were taken from “inner-city” boroughs in London and Manchester. They were taught to develop the skills to research, design and create an original garment from scratch.

Stephanie, who attends St Angela’s and St Bonaventure’s sixth form college, paid tribute to the programme.

She said: “This has definitely taught me to have more confidence in myself and my work.”

Newham College student Deana added: “It feels really amazing to be a finalist.

“When my name got called out I was really shocked to get selected because there were so many other beautiful designs that people had created.”


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