Spark Foundry’s Charlie Aldridge won the audience vote as our three competition winners battled it out in their pre-loved outfits to be named the overall victor
Sourcing most of his outfit online with extras bought in a Camden vintage store, Charlie’s outfit embodied both feminine energy through its structure as well as masculine energy through its industrial worn look.
Playing with warm and cool brown tones to create a look for the coming autumn/winter season, he added his own tailoring by bleaching and ripping a charity shop t-shirt, which complemented his distressed leather jacket.
By winning the audience vote, Charlie won £300 to spend on pre-loved fashion. Each contestant had been given £200 and ten days to put together a showstopping look to wow both our audience and our panel on the Speakeasy runway.
However, with a full house at the Speakeasy getting behind all three models, it was an incredibly tight contest.
Goodstuff’s Claudia Hellier certainly took the victory for inspiration. Speaking after the show, she described it as a “widowed Western woman mourns her navy officer husband that died at sea — but make it camp”.
Claudia sourced her jacket and headscarf from a car boot sale, with the skirt, belt and jewellery coming from charity shops and markets.
Meanwhile, Spark Foundry’s Tass Miah’s outfit incorporated pieces from as far as India and as close as her hometown.
Her dress bought on a vintage online platform but originally made in Mumbai, while her silk scarf was bought from a vintage shop in Seville, where she had been on holiday when she found out she had won our competition.
The outfit was complemented by a bag and necklace from an independent vintage store in her hometown, Northampton.
Well done to all three of our winners and to Charlie for taking the overall prize.