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Budding Bexley fashion designers to showcase their designs at London Fashion Week

PUBLISHED: 15:24 13 September 2017

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Two students will show off their designs next week

Georgia Staden-LaingGeorgia Staden-Laing

As fashion icons from around the world descend on the capital next week, two budding designers from the borough will be showing off their work.

Elaine Man and Georgia Staden-Laing, both 17, will be some of the youngest designers in town when London Fashion Week starts on Monday, September 18, as part of a new programme giving young people hands on experience in the elite industry.

More than 70 teenagers signed up for the Fashion Futures programme, which has been whittled down to 20 finalists who will take to the catwalk alongside models wearing their designs on Monday.

A winner will then be picked, who will be rewarded with a placement at either All Saints or Asos.

A Townley Grammar School student, Miss Man said she has “really enjoyed being with people who really love what they are doing.”

Miss Staden-Laing from Bexleyheath added: “I think the main thing I’ve taken away is to push myself because now my ideas are so much more than what they were before.”

The Fashion Futures final takes place at the Freemasons Hall in Covent Garden at 7pm on Monday, September 18.

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