An Ascot sixth form student has won this year’s Royal Ascot Fashion Competition after creating a colourful and contemporary ensemble for the royal event.

Felicitas, a lower sixth student at St George’s school was tasked with designing an outfit that fits with the Queen Anne Enclosures dress code.

This competition was open to all Berkshire-based schools and design colleges in conjunction with fashion retailer LK Bennett.

The outfit that she designed and entered into the competition comprised of green trouers, a white a green drape top and a white and green hat to finish off the look.

As her reward, Felicitas will work alongside designers from LK Bennett to bring her design to life for Royal Ascot. She has also been offered work experience with the fashion company in October 2024 working on their Autumn Winter Coat Collection.

The LK Bennett creative team said: “…[It is] really lovely, and nice to have trousers as they are much more relevant to what’s happening in fashion. The vibrant green is very much in tune with LKB’s best selling colour. It will look wonderful at Royal Ascot!”.

The competition, which was aimed at school students aged 15 and above, was created to give young designers the opportunity to break into the fashion and textiles industry.

Felicitas will attend Royal Ascot for the final day on Saturday, June 22 where she will be photographed and interviewed on Ascot TV.

A spokesperson for St Georges School commented: “Textiles is a popular subject at St George’s, where girls are encouraged to express themselves creatively, to be bold and innovative and to create exciting and dynamic creations, which Felicitas’ win is testament to. We cannot wait to see her design brought to life!”