Name: Patrick McDowell
Education: Currently studying for A Levels (English Language, Fine Art, Textiles)
About: Fashion designer Patrick’s star shone brightly from an early age, winning Young Textiles Designer of the Year at the tender age of thirteen – the youngest ever recipient. Nowadays he’s graduated to running his own womenswear label, creating clothes and accessories.
Patrick’s textile portrait of American Vogue editor and fashion icon Anna Wintour – who he names as one of his inspirations – was recently on display at the National Students Exhibition at The Mall Galleries.
Musical talent is just another string to his bow – his taste is described as “eclectic” and he plays the euphonium and the baritone horn, as well as being a member of a brass band and swing band.
“Not many people have that eye to finish or sell things as well as I do,” says Patrick