As part of Fatface’s relationship with the Princes Trust we held a World of work tour which is an element in the Princes Trust’s Fairbridge programme. This December we welcomed a group of young people from the local Southampton and Portsmouth areas who are a part of the Fairbridge programme to come to Fatface Head office. This enabled them to see the environment of a working office in the fashion industry which all young people had expressed an interest in joining.
All of the young individuals were given a tour of Head Office with an introduction to each department we have on site. This was followed by an inspirational hour long talk with the CEO Anthony Thompson.
In the afternoon we ran a mood board session with one of our designers who led a session where they used magazine clippings to create their own mood boards in groups, whilst getting guidance on how to use their creativity and use their inspiration to influence a seasonal range of clothing. They then presented their boards to some members of staff from Head Office and explained their mood boards in detail.
The day was a great success with all from the Princes Trust and Fatface learning and thoroughly enjoying themselves.