Your first year at uni is when you find yourself, reinvent yourself, shed the old and grab hold of the new. It's a time to realise what you're really into, experiment with style, hair, music and sex, to make mistakes. Having already hit up Westminster and Ravensbourne Universities, today we don our best fresher-wear and enrol in Ravensbourne where the first years are just getting stuck in. In three years time, where will this lot be? Head designers at luxury fashion houses? Stylists? TV personalities? Tibetan monks following an existential fabric trip to Cambodia? The future's theirs for the taking! Watch them go!
What made you want to study fashion?
It is the best combination of art and practicality. Fashion design enables me to explore concepts and ideas … and challenges me to produce a outcome that is 3D and wearable
What really inspires you?
Challenging the ordinary through questioning and philosophical debate. The process of generating ideas inspires me with a view of – if it isn’t broken then break it!
What do you enjoy most about your course?
Total freedom to be creative and unique… yet surrounded by like-minded students and tutors whom I can learn from and bounce ideas off.
What's the best thing about London and its fashion scene?
London is a recognised hub of global creativity with a vast spectrum of fashion houses, museums, exhibitions and shops, etc. which enables you to identify with all aspects of the fashion industry.
What was the last thing that really made you laugh?
Watching my Grandma do selfies on Mac ‘photo-booth.’
Where do you see yourself in 3 years time?
Degree completed with a collection I am proud of … and started a job with a fashion house that shares my enthusiasm for designing-and-making– whilst also helping pay off my student loan!