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City's young have style.

Top designers take inspiration for their collections from the street. KATE WALTON hunts for inspirational and stylish people on the streets of Newcastle.

DRESS individually and be yourself is the theme for this week's article.

Fashion designers create trends for their collections and are often inspired by what ordinary people are wearing round the world.

Setting trends, season after season, the trends filter through onto the high street and in turn, are worn by the population. I searched the streets of Newcastle to find some trend-setting and innovative creations.

Name: Jasmine

Age: 6

From: Cramlington

Occupation: Pupil at Hareside First School

Where are you going today: Shopping with mum

Key item of clothing worn today: Jeans with tie belt from Mary Kate and Ashley style at Asda.

Favourite shops: Gap, Next and Asda

Inspiration: Mary Kate and Ashley style at Asda.

Name: Rachel Cornick

Age: 21

From: Cramlington

Occupation: Student at Northumbria University

Where are you going today?: Working at Kookai

Key item of clothing worn today: Knit poncho from Per Una.

Favourite shops: Reiss and Jigsaw

Style Tip: Wear what you feel comfortable in

Inspiration: Kate Moss

Name: Adam Patterson/ Andrew Nagy/ Pete Durant

Ages: 22, 27 and 21

From: Belfast/ Durham/ Essex

Occupation: Students

Where are you going today?: Going to Attica to hunt for some trendy second-hand clothes.

Key item of clothing worn today: second-hand jeans.

Favourite shops: H&M and Attica

Style Tip: Just be yourself and wear what you like.

Inspiration: Starsky and Hutch

Name: Kathryn Beech

Age: 20

From: Hertfordshire

Occupation: Student at Newcastle College

Where are you going today?: RPM/ Steel Wheels

Key item of clothing worn today: Red hat from Maverick.

Favourite shops: RPM

Style Tip: Buy what you like, don't worry about what others think.

Inspiration: Me.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:May 1, 2004
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