Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Life As A Fashion Student

You may have read my post here about my current internship at Mod Dolly. After writing the post it made me think about how much I love the fashion industry, not just the shopping and blogging side of things but I'm really interested in Marketing, Promotion and the Social Media side of fashion business, which is what lead me to want to work in the industry. So today I'm going to talk about what it is like to be a fashion student.

Firstly, I have always loved fashion from a very young age. When I was about 5 I had a pair of pink Doc Martins and I was obsessed with the spice girls so my dad brought me a union jack dress! I thought I was super cool walking around in that outfit.  

At school my favourite subjects were textiles and business. However even though I loved textiles I knew I didn't want to be a designer, pattern cutter etc. I wanted to go more into the business side of fashion. Looking around at university courses I found this extremely hard as most universities only offered fashion design. However I came across London Collage Of Fashion and they offered a FdA Fashion Marketing and Promotions course with a top up year to get a BA Hons. (This has all changed now, so if you wanted to apply it's a four year marketing course with a year out in industry and is a straight BA Hons I'll put the link here)  

The reason I wanted to do a Marketing course is because it covers many elements of a fashion business, allowing me to learn how a business is run. 

One of the best yet most stressful projects I've completed at LCF was a collaboration project with John Lewis where we had to work with the design, buying, visual merchandising teams in order to create a new brand for John Lewis. This was very challenging but also gave us a realistic idea of what it will be like working in the fashion industry. There were 12 groups and John Lewis chose us for 2nd price which was amazing. We had to present our ideas to the British Fashion Council as well as Directors from John Lewis. And hearing them praise your ideas was such a proud feeling. 

I'm currently on my Summer holidays thinking of ideas of what I will be writing for my dissertation. Which I am a little worried about but I know if I work hard it will all pay off in the end.

Would you like to be a fashion student? If you have any more questions feel free to ask! 


1 comment

  1. I'm now officially a fashion student too! I begin my course 'International fashion promotion' at the end of this month and I'm so excited!!

    Toni x


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