Thursday, 1 July 2010

Mary Portas presents prizes to students from the London College of Fashion


Pierre and Giles, Viktor and Rolf......you know the combination. Over the past several months, I have had the wonderful privilege of working with the VM design stars of tomorrow at the London College of Fashion. These two students pictured above are from Asia, both speak English as a second language, and both are pictured here with the Queen of VM and Retail Mary Portas with their Silver prize for the National VM awards and their avant-guard design. Both Tommy and Zero entered the VM awards and worked on a concept based in 2060 with references to the 1960's using an imaginary product - the dream pillow. They created a character called David (although, I must say, David looks rather spookily like me if I wore Silver make-up and a Silver suit and the guys do laugh a little knowingly at me when I mentioned this - although I would be hugely flattered if it were me of course). However, 'David' dreams of being a Rock star and the Dream pillow helps him to achieve this. Over the past few months it has been really exciting for myself and my colleague Sarah Bailey (pictured below) the Course Director of the Fda Fashion Retail Branding and Visual Merchandising course at the London College of Fashion to work with these guys. As you can see in the image above, there is already much media interest in these two guys, in fact, they have already been spotted and head hunted by a number of big companies. If you didn't meet them - this was your biggest missed opportunity of 2010. All I can say is................watch this space and you had better find out who their agents are.....soon..! Just remember, you saw it here first.



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