British Fashion Designer Icon, Dame Zandra Rhodes in a workshop with Newham Students

British Fashion Designer Icon, Dame Zandra Rhodes dedicated her time in a workshop with Newham Students

Earlier this month, British Fashion Designer Icon, Dame Zandra Rhodes came down from her penthouse at the museum and gave invaluable advice to #newhamcollege Foundation Level 3 Life Drawing Students about the mind set and attitude needed to find success in the fashion industry. “It’s very tough for young designers today,” she says, “In fashion, you’ve got to stay true to yourself”.

Dame Zandra Rhodes spoke to the students during their workshop about the ideas/influence behind their work and gave them valuable feedback. Dame Zandra Rhodes even went back up to her flat to bring down her own fabulous sketchbooks, ones which she still has from the age of 15 years, to demonstrate how to develop ideas fully. The students were delighted that she gave them her time and will treasure the advice she gave.

A huge thank you to Dame Zandra Rhodes for dedicating her time helping Newham students to shape their future and enhance a positive impact on their career. Newham students were left fired by ambition to be the best. More images can be found here.

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