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Fashion Personal Statement

So I might not be writing this how I am supposed to but it might be a change. I've noticed that they spell glue differently depending on what brand you purchase, what's that about? I think this could be some brilliant discovery in which my name should go down in history.

I feel as though fashion is in my blood, my Grandmother worked as a tailoress for 55 years (yeah I know it's a cliché), I was always fascinated watching her transfer a 'bit' of paper, into a beautifully made garment. She'd sit for hours hand sewing wedding dresses. This led to my huge interest in fashion and the way it works; University I feel would allow me to meet new people, spread my wings and learn more about what I love as well as experiencing something totally new.

Throughout my current course I've developed the skills I already have and learnt various new skills, the one that I took almost an immediate shine to was pattern cutting; turns out I'm pretty good at it. I have found garment construction more challenging but I continue to enjoy pushing myself in this area. I also enjoy the development from concept to catwalk, showing how everyday things can have such a heavy influence on fashion. Contextual studies helped me expand my knowledge with the discovery of several historical designers whose work is often too easily forgotten, even though it is constantly reflected in fashion today.

For some of my summer holidays I volunteered at Abundant Life Centre, helping them set up for events, working on the doors registering people and being on stage management as well as working developing the media used such videos and images. One of the main things I did was to help prepare for a huge youth event: 'Rocknations', in which around 2000 young people attended. I also helped with a variety of events working backstage dressing models and even became a model myself at charity fashion shows for 'Mercy Ministries'.

As well as fashion I take a great interest in computers; having developed several of my own websites with different features and software I have learnt to use an array of programs especially Photoshop and Illustrator on both PC's and Macs.

There are many cultural influence I use within my work, having visited many amazing cities such as Rome, Milan, Prague, Barcelona, Berlin, Florence, New York, Washington, Venice, to the spectacular festivals such as Las Fallas (Festival of Fire) in Valencia and amazing views from Mont Blanc to seeing places in which horrific tragedy's happened at Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland.

Well that is me in a nutshell, a very small nutshell and my passion for the whole thing, I'm sure there is a word to describe it all, maybe I'll learn what it is in HE.

Universities Applied to:

  • University of Salford (Fashion) - Conditional offer - DMM - Insurance
  • Bradford College (Fashion Design) - Conditional offer - MMM
  • Lincoln University (Fashion Studies) - Conditional offer - DMM
  • Middlesex University (Fashion) - Conditional offer - MMM Firm/Studying here now
  • Manchester Met (Fashion) - Withdrew application

Grades Achieved:

ND Art and Design (Fashion and Clothing) - DMM (ABB)


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