Isaac O’Riordan, is a name you might not yet be familiar with.
At only 14-years-old the talented designer could be one of the UK’s future fashion stars.
A new school and new fashions is the outlook for the designer from Hurstpierpoint.
Isaac, from the village’s Willow Way, has moved from the former Newick House School at Burgess Hill to the new Woodlands Meed special school.
Isaac copes with Asperger’s Syndrome and has discovered a flair for design.
So much so that to help his new school Isaac is staging, with the help of his parents, a Fashion and Catwalk Crafts show.
Proceeds from the event will be split between BBC Children in Need and the school.
The show will feature Isaac’s second collection of clothes that he has created.
The large new school is a merger of Newick House and Court Meadow schools and has opened on a large new site in the Oakmeeds Community College grounds.
Isaac has designed and made 20 new highly original outfits with a modern fairy tale theme which models will catwalk on November 10 at Woodlands Meed between noon and 5pm.
Admission to the show is £3 with under-16s going free with a paying adult, and includes a programme.
A family ticket is £6.
In addition to the catwalk there will entertainers, craft and fashion stalls, homemade refreshments and free children’s entertainment.
Since last year Isaac has also been sponsored by the top international London Fashion Week’s marketing firm as a new young fashion designer.
This is his second collection in two years with the first last year at only 13 years old.
His dad John said: “Isaac’s second collection of 20 new outfits is truly amazing and doubly so as he is autistic. It shows what children can achieve despite great difficulties.”
Isaac is inspired by high-profile pop star Lady Gaga.
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