Design student through to junior awards

A design student showed off her talent at London Fashion Week as part of a charity project to help young people into the fashion industry.

Barking & Dagenham College student Olivia Till, aged 17, took part in a workshop organised by the charity Fashion Awareness Direct (FAD) and was handpicked by an industry panel to go forward to the 2013 FAD Junior Awards.

Olivia said: “To be able to have my work in a catwalk show at London Fashion Week is a dream come true.”

Olivia’s designs were inspired by colours she’d seen in recycled packaging.

She added: “I didn’t even show my garments to any of my family and friends before the night — I wanted it to be surprise.”