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Young Stamford designer is competition’s cover girl

Stamford Queen Eleanor pupil Sadie Tapp, 16, who has just been awarded an arts scholarship to the Endowed Schools next year and is also the cover girl for the Lincolnshire Young Designer competition this year.
Photo: MSMP250314-011ow

Stamford Queen Eleanor pupil Sadie Tapp, 16, who has just been awarded an arts scholarship to the Endowed Schools next year and is also the cover girl for the Lincolnshire Young Designer competition this year. Photo: MSMP250314-011ow

 

A designer is the cover girl for a regional competition after claiming the title last summer.

Stamford Queen Eleanor School pupil Sadie Tapp was named Young Designer of the Year at the Lincolnshire Fashion Academy.

She also took the Best Sketchbook title after impressing Red or Dead creator Wayne Hemingway with her baroque-themed outfit. Sadie, 16, will appear on the promotional poster for this year’s event which will be attended by 12 of her fellow pupils.

She said: “I’ve always been interested in fashion but never really knew what I wanted to do for a career until I started GCSE textiles. I loved designing and making something for the competition. I didn’t expect to win but I’m so happy and now I know I want to go into fashion design.”

Sadie has secured an art scholarship at Stamford High School. She will join in September to study A levels in maths, French, art and textiles. Fellow pupil Lucy Dunkley, 16, came second in the competition. She hopes to pursue a career in fashion buying or marketing.

Head of art and design, Lisa Mitchell, said: “It’s a real privilege for the school to take first and second place and for Sadie’s design to feature on this year’s poster.”

 

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