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. As part of a fresher fantastic project, LCF freshers join the likes of Kingston, Ravensbourne and Westminster unis. 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?
My love for art! I love being able to build connections between fantasy and reality, by expressing and exploiting my environment but still portraying meaning in my work. Through art I feel i am able to put this to practice, through my illustrations I am able create portals into diffrrent dimension, illustrating my thoughts before creating a 3 dimensional 'living' garment. I say living because I believe each garment I create has a life of its own, each one unique from the other.
What really inspires you?
Life. As cliche as it may sound life is what really inpires me the most, my experiences with my family and friends the good and the bad times. Theres always a moral to learn from every senerio. Sometimes I actually feel like my life is a movie. Haha. Its amazing the power we posess as individulals, to write our own destinies however ludricrous it may be. In a way we are all architects planning, designing and constructing prestigious buildings as we go from place to place.
What do you enjoy most about your course?
What I enjoy most about my course is the freedom! Being able to design and construct anything we want, there are no limitations. Apart from the sky being our limit, its very exciting.
What's the best thing about London and its fashion scene?
When it comes to fashion in london everything and anything is possible. From my time so far spent living and studying in london i have come to realise that london is a very unique city, extremely different from many others. The vibrant culture of the city unites everyone as one. Fashion trends within cultures are expressed throughout different nationalality, its sure to say that one never feels fashion consious when in london -there are no rules, anything is truely possible.
What was the last thing that really made you laugh?
My sister falling down the stairs, epic.
Where do you see yourself in 3 years time?
I am uncertain what the future holds for me but in 3 years time I see myself being very happy and blessed.