Laura is a Designer for Your Label, a Blast project where a group of teens have a few months to design, produce, market and sell a fashion label which will debut at London Fashion Week 2009.
Laura, 17, Preston.
My car. It gives me so much freedom! Also, my family and friends, going on holiday and exploring new cultures.
Favourite fashion label
The notorious Chanel as it's so timeless and chic.
Favourite item of clothing
My pearl on my gold necklace as it is amazing how such a great value can be held within such a minute volume and that something so precious can be made from something so inconspicuous and mundane.
To design for a top fashion label or to have my own collection.
I have many inspirations that change to suit the project I'm doing. However, Gabrielle Chanel is my inspiration. To me she is my icon, she changed the way people saw fashion and radically transformed the way people dress.
My advice to others with a passion for fashion
Grab any opportunity possible to show your creativity and determination to succeed. Always keep in mind what is important to you and expect twice as many low points as high points.