The blog has been abandoned for the last few months, but with good reason! Everyone who follows me on Instagram will already know that this school year is the final year of my degree! So I have been super busy developing my own collection (yay!) & writing my dissertation (Boo!).
There have been both tears and laughter but alas the end is on the horizon and I am very exited to share the results.
I thought I would write a bit about my degree for anyone looking to study Fashion at university-
I started my degree in Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester is the perfect city to be a student in, (mostly due to £3 Cocktails at Font Bar!) & MMU has the most amazing Fashion resources; every machine you could possibly need, free thread & toile fabric from Whaleys, a library full of archive Vogue, amazing tutors & so much space! I highly recommend it for any budding fashion designer, my course was BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Technology at Hollings Campus but they may have change the name slightly.
I took a placement year working in industry in London & for various reason (Mostly my love of London!) I decided to transfer to a London based university. So I am currently finishing my degree at Ravensbourne right next to the O2. Being a student here isn't so great for the campus life (or drink prices!) but it is amazing for museums & fabric shopping & general inspiration, so it depends what you would like from your degree! Ravensbourne has some cool & unusual facilities like the 3D printer & the laptop bursary, but the library is very small (its better to use LCF's) & not a lot of machinery. Creatively speaking tutors are more open to different ideas so you get a lot of creative freedom. If you are interested in this course I would recommend completing a foundation in pattern cutting of something similar as this is not as extensively cover by the BA (Hons) Fashion and would save you a lot of catching up!
Both university have helped me in different ways & their influence can be seen in my work. I hope this helps some of you as I know how difficult it is to choose a university!
Our Graduate fashion week show is at 8.00pm on the 30th of May at the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, Tickets are available on the GFW website & our in house shows start on the 17th of June (TBC), exiting stuff!