Schoolboy designer is already showing during London Fashion Week aged 13 – and dressed Lizzie Cundy in a VERY glamorous red ballgown for the big finale

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  • Josh Birch Jones, 13, presented his latest collection at London Fashion Week  
  • Started sketching dress designs aged 4 and presented first line last year 
  • Socialite Lizzie Cundy walked the runway in a showstopping red gown 

Joshua Bartfeld Birch Jones JOSH Fashion Label Kent Womens Clothing Glamorous Bespoke Dress Service CustomA schoolboy has realised his dream age just 13 after showcasing his glamorous designs on the catwalk at London Fashion Week.

Josh Birch Jones, from Kent, has been passionate about designing since he was a child, imagining up his creations from the age of four and has now seen his work on one of the world’s biggest fashion platforms.

He presented his pieces under his label Designed by Josh to the discerning fashion elite on Sunday at the House of Ikons show and closing the catwalk was socialite Lizzie Cundy in a showstopping red ballgown.

At just 13 Josh Birch Jones is the youngest designer to showcase his work during London Fashion Week and enlisted socialite Lizzie Cundy (pictured together at the event) to model his showstopping designs.

Speaking of his early start in the fashion industry Josh, who is currently at high school in Kent, said that his initial inspiration was close to home.

He said: ‘I first started designing from when I was old enough to pick up a pencil.

‘My first inspiration would be from my mothers wardrobe and seeing all the gorgeous dresses inside.

‘I would just go inside her wardrobe and take them out and sketch them and then I would put my own twists on them.’

And this is not his first taste of the catwalk showcasing his very first collection at a fashion show at Port Lympne last year before showcasing the same pieces on Ireland’s Next Top Model.

Josh (pictured with Lizzie) first showed his work at the AW LFW catwalks in February this year but began designing his own pieces age four.

When it comes to the pieces themselves Josh is keen to ’empower women’ with intricate evening wear.
He admits he takes inspiration from designers such as Ralph and Russo.

Following this he went on to present his first collection at London Fashion Week in February making this his second time at the world famous event.

Joshua Bartfeld Birch Jones JOSH Fashion Label Kent Womens Clothing Glamorous Bespoke Dress Service CustomWhen it comes to the pieces themselves Josh is keen to ’empower women’ with intricate evening wear.

He continued: ‘My main specialty is evening gowns as I feel like it’s the most interesting type of clothing because there are endless possibilities that you can explore.

‘Nowadays most of my inspiration comes from many evening wear designers like Ralph and Russo mainly because of their stunning designs and their intricate detailing that goes into each of their pieces.

Josh now wants to see his designs on the catwalks of Paris, Milan, New York and Dubai

‘Another fashion designer that inspires me would be Ellie Saab, this brand is a true inspiration to me because of how elegant and detailed their clothing is.

‘Apart from those designers some of my other inspiration comes from colours, patterns and fabrics that I see around me on a day to day basis. I also love to source fine silks and beaded fabrics from all around the world especially from Dubai.’

And while Josh is already going above and beyond expectations for a teenage designer he still has bigger ambitions for his future.

He added: My vision for me in the future will be to conquer the fashion world and turn my brand into a worldwide company and have stores in all the major fashion capitals of the world e.g. London, Paris, Milan, New York and Dubai.

‘I want to stand out from all the other brands and reach out to everyone and give them something no one has ever seen before.

‘I envision myself at every fashion week showcasing my latest collections and also I dream of dressing many celebrities for the red carpet and to be as recognised as all the other famous fashion brands.’

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