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Teen takes her mini dress to fashion week

PUBLISHED: 16:56 08 September 2010

Kaltrina Sopa

Kaltrina Sopa

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An aspiring teenage fashion designer will have a mini dress which she created in just five days showcased at a prestigious London Fashion Week catwalk.

The dress by Kaltrina Sopa, 17, of Hazel Drive, Slade Green, was chosen from pieces by more than 130 teenagers from London and Manchester who participated in a fashion workshop earlier this year.

In July, 24 finalists spent a week creating their pieces for the catwalk as part of a workshop run by a charity which supports young people entering the fashion industry.

The charity, Fashion Awareness Direct, gives young people the opportunity to gain experience of the industry through industrial days and practical workshops.

Miss Sopa, an Erith School A-level student, said: “It was really fun. It’s really exciting to think someone is going to be wearing my dress and lots of people are going to be looking at it.”

As part of the Fashion Awareness Direct junior awards, Miss Sopa’s creation will be displayed on September 20 at Vauxhall Fashion Scout, a fashion week event where the work of talented designers is shown before an international audience of media and buyers.

For the full story, see the Bexley Times this week.

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