Barking's top models

FASHION Enter, a not-for-profit organisation that supports young designers, held a summer event at Vicarage Field shopping centre, Barking. The mall is home to the group s flagship store of the same name, where up-and-coming fashionistas can display and s

FASHION Enter, a not-for-profit organisation that supports young designers, held a summer event at Vicarage Field shopping centre, Barking.

The mall is home to the group's flagship store of the same name, where up-and-coming fashionistas can display and sell their work.

Summer Uni was a week of informative workshops and part of a Tower Hamlets Summer University mission for young people during the holidays.

It helped designers to make career choices as they learned about the fashion industry.

Participant Elizabeth Folayan said: "The workshop was very informative and I'm so glad I came.

"I enjoyed lectures from people with experience in the industry, the modelling and the fashion, and beauty workshop.

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"I wish it was longer than a week, the time flew by"

Jenny Holloway, director of Fashion Enter, spoke about the challenges of setting up your own business and the rewards if it is a success.

Modelling agency Mahogany Models told how to forge a career on the catwalk and there was an exclusive seminar by Terry Betts, fashion buyer for Harvey Nichols.