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Sprowston teen’s bold fashion vision

Just Regional
Aug 28, 2017 2 mins read

Metallic and iridescent fabrics, crop tops and “bralettes” – Becki Ball is beginning to make a name for herself as a fashion designer.

Sprowston teen Becki showed off her latest collection at this year’s Norwich Fashion Week and is looking forward to September when she will start a three-year fashion design course at Norwich University of The Arts.

Becki, 19, a former Sprowston High School and Thorpe St Andrew Sixth Form pupil, has been spending her gap year working on her BECCI FASHION brand, selling clothes, especially special occasion wear, that she buys in from other sources.

Her dream is to find a company that will make up her own designs to sell and perhaps one day to exhibit at London Fashion Week.

This year’s Norwich Fashion Week was Becki’s second. Aged just 17 she designed a tie-dye collection for the event in 2015.

“I’ve always liked clothes and being creative,” she said. “When I was little I used to make things for my toys to wear!

“My own style is a bit over the top. When I dress I like something with a lot of embellishments, bold and a bit different – but practical at the same time.”

Becki took an A-level in textiles at school, plus a Gold Arts Award enrichment course which also included textiles and gave her the chance to organise a fashion show.

“I spend a lot of time looking at Instagram to see what’s trending and what famous people are wearing,” she said.

Inspiration for her metallic collection stemmed from a picture of a top on the social network site Pinterest.

Becki prefers to produce rough sketches, rather than detailed designs, and then work with the fabric to see how it will adapt to her ideas.

She is looking forward to learning more about design and sewing techniques at university.

Becki’s online fashion shop can be found at www.beckifashion.com

A model is pictured wearing one of Becki’s designs.

 

 

 

 

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