Vanda Finney

Fashion tutor
Vanda Finney

Vanda has over twenty-five years experience in the fashion industry, specialising in couture evening and bridal wear.  After completing a four year fashion design course, she went on to work for various evening/bridal wear designer labels.

She spent fourteen years as production and fittings manager at Ben de Lisi, British Glamour Designer of the Year 1994 and 1995, and a judge and mentor on Project Catwalk, who is well known for his red carpet dresses.

Vanda has extensive experience of design and garment manufacturing and has regularly participated in London Fashion Week's biannual catwalk shows.  Most recently, she has worked as a consultant and product developer for a variety of new fashion labels. She has also worked as creative developer on photo shoots for various ad campaigns as well as working with teams involved in red carpet events such as the BAFTAs.

Vanda has over ten years experience in teaching adult learners at Morley College and recently worked with the V&A and Full Spectrum Productions as Workshop Leader on 'The Hanging Out' project.

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