Theresa May A-Z: Y is for Young Designers


Wearing an eye-catching blue and white scarf to Prime Minister’s Questions on March 1st, all everybody wanted to know was who had designed this masterpiece.

The creative brains behind the design turned out to be fashion student Megan Ferris. Studying printed textiles at Winchester School of Art, Megan adopts an experimental approach to her work, using a wide range of materials to create an interesting array of marks.

May’s scarf is the Tavira design. Inspired by the architecture and azulejo tiles from the town of Tavira in Portugal, the decorative hand painted tiles were the stimulus for this striking silk scarf. Rolled and edging her Escada navy suit, this fantastic piece is an elegant addition to May’s already fantastic array of scarves.

For Ferris, seeing the Prime Minister wear one of her designs was an extraordinary moment. , She shared her feelings with me on a post exclusively for Political Style.

What has been the reaction to the PM wearing your scarves?

The support from family and friends has been wonderful. I am rather overwhelmed that Theresa liked my scarf design and I thought she wore it wonderfully. The colours looked excellent on her, it really suited her complexion.

What do you think of the PM’s style and her support of the UK fashion industry?

She’s an excellent supporter of British designers and up and coming designers and realises the importance of the British fashion industry to our economy and the many jobs that it provides. She has said she is aiming to lead a government that helps and encourages new and upcoming talent, whatever their background. I think it’s great that she has her own fashion flare. She is particularly good at accessorizing and always adds lovely additions of colour to her outfits. I love her signature kitten heels and she has some fabulous coats.

You can read the original post with Megan here.

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