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Midlands and North Final 2020

Due to the pandemic, we ran the Young Fashion Designer competition online in 2020.  



Suzanne Lawson.


Lead Judge. Secondary PGCE Course Leader at Worcester University and a STEM Ambassador. 

Suzanne taught Design & technology: Food and Textiles at Key Stages 3,4,& 5 in a range of West Midlands schools before moving to Birmingham City University to lead the PGCE Secondary Design and Technology Teacher Training Course. She is now the Secondary PGCE Course Leader at Worcester University and a STEM Ambassador. Suzanne has trained over 100 Design and technology teachers who inspire and motivate the next generation of designers. She has a variety of research interests  including focusing on pupil perceptions of Design & Technology and Food Technology. She has worked for The Design and Technology Association and Specialist Schools and Academies Trust on programmes such as Licence to Cook, Food in Schools Primary Training and as an external moderator for the GCSE Textiles Rescue Programme. Suzanne has been Lead Judge for Midlands and North for the last 6 years. 

Phillip Ford

Phillip has exhibited at the Bath Costume Society Exhibition, the Clothes Show Live and at the Graduate Fashion Week in London. He has run his own business designing and creating special occasion wear. In industry he has worked as a visual mechandiser for the high street brand River Island: working in stores in the South West, South Wales and the Midlands. He moved in to the world of beauty working as a fragrance specialist and make up artist for brands including Clinique, Chanel and Guerlain. During his time in the beauty industry he worked on many fashion shows producing make up looks, including working with ITV's Mark Heyes at Bristol Fashion Week. With a Masters in Education, he is now a Lead Practitioner with Design Technology. He has supported the Young Fashion Designer UK competition for the last 5 years.



11-14 – Results

1st Georgia - Wombourne High School

2nd Darcy – Royal Grammar School Worcester

3rd Daisy - St Helen & St Katharine

Highly Commended

Lydia – Canon Slade School

Alice – St Thomas More Roman Catholic College

Holly – Poynton High School

Teyah – Royal Grammar School Worcester

Beatrice – The Mount School

Kitty – Royal Grammar School Worcester

Arianne – Royal Grammar School Worcester#

Alex – St Thomas More Roman Catholic College

Chloe – Wootton Upper School

Elise – Wootton Upper School

Paige – Wootton Upper School

Rosie – Painsley Catholic College

Lily – Kingsbury High School

Emily – South Bromsgrove High School

Neave – Carmel College

Annie – The Lakes School

Freya – Carmel College

15-16 – Results

1st Erin – The Chantry School

2nd Anna – Royal Grammar School Worcester

3rd Madinah - Westholme School

Highly Commended

Madison – Wootton Upper School

Bridie – Wootton Upper School

Biba – Wirral Grammar School for Girls

Robyn – Wirral Grammar School for Girls

Evie – James Gillespie’s High School

Charlotte – St Edwards School

Florence – Wirral Grammar School for Girls

Amelia – Hall Cross Academy

Eleanor – Painsley Catholic School

Emily – The Minster School

Jayden – St Benedict’s Catholic High School

Maria – The Parker E-ACT Academy

Sarah – Wirral Grammar School for Girls

17-18 –Results

1st Neve – Upton-by-Chester High School

2nd Nabeeha – Alderley Edge School for Girls

3rd Megan – East Norfolk Sixth Form College

Highly Commended

Natasha – Hall Cross Academy

Honesty – Royal Grammar School Worcester

Hannah – Kimberley College

Mairu – Southwell Minster School

Hannah – Norwich High School for Girls

Deryn – Ysgol Dinas Bran

Tia – Hall Cross Academy

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