Francie Casey – From Level 1 In Stitching To A BA Hons In Fashion Illustration

Francie Casey enrolled with the Fashion Technology Academy back in 2015 after the Stitching Academy Level 1 course was recommended to him by the Department for Work and Pensions. He has since flourished, not only in terms of his design and production skills but in confidence and drive to carve his own niche in the world of fashion. Francie continued to develop his fashion skills and is currently on a BA Hons Fashion Illustration course at the London College of Fashion. As a part of his course Francie had to undertake an industry placement, and of course the FTA / Fashion Enter were happy to oblige.

Francie (pictured right with Jenny Holloway) comments: “I would like to thank-you once again for letting me do the fashion media placement at Fashion Enter, and additionally creating the role for me as a creative assistant to the in-house designer Beth Davy Day – who has been amazing.

“I have really enjoyed being on the fashion media placement you are all a truly wonderful team I can not thank you all enough for making me feel so welcome. I would also like to thank Jenni Sutton and Lorna, everyone has made me feel ever so welcome at Fashion Enter, especially Jenny you have helped me to complete the last final unit of the year which means the world to me – I shall not ever forget the kindness that you have shown me.”

Head of Creative Beth Davy Day said: “I have really enjoyed working with Francie. When he first submitted the illustrations they were lovely but not styled to the brand brief for the Belles of London but Francie was really positive and proactive and took any criticism very constructively. It made me see how professional and mature Francie is.

“The resulting illustrations are edgy and much more aligned to our brief. It was great to work with Francie who has always had a positive demeanour for his work. We all wish him great luck in the future.”

Jenny Holloway added: “From a Level 1 to a BA Hons in Fashion Illustration and all without prior formal academic learning. Francie you are set to soar to the stars. Just remember us when you make it!”