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Youth fashion show to be seen on TV

London SE1 website team

A Southwark youth fashion show at Tate Modern backed by the Metropolitan Police can be seen on TV this week when 'Milan - Paris - Southwark' is shown on The Community Channel.

Police officers and a host of partners from the fashion industry teamed up to give youngsters in Southwark a chance to make their first step on the fashion industry ladder
and staged the Kitch Fashion Show in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall on 2 September this year.

It featured collections made up from the winning designs of 10 Southwark teenagers who had been inspired by the invitation from police officers who run the Karrot project, an incentive scheme for Southwark youngsters which aims to re reward good behaviour.

The competition, open to all schools in the borough was the biggest project yet for the Karrot team who bring a wide range of sport, leisure and performance opportunities to young people who might not otherwise have access.

The documentary follows five of the pupils as they meet top designers, visit textile houses and face all the hurdles of seeing their designs through to the catwalk.

Southwark pupils also acted as models, mixed the soundtrack, provided rap and dance acts, filmed and photographed the event and handled all the associated publicity.

 The show brought real opportunities to the youngsters and in some cases, led to future career openings.

The programme can be seen on the Community Channel on Sky and Telewest several times during the week ahead, and again in early January 2004.

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