"I took my BA degree in Public Relations, and after that I interned for a few fashion companies, so I chose to study fashion to get a more academic knowledge on the subject. Four months into my MA, I already feel confident about my knowledge both in the glamorous side of the fashion world, but also in the less charming side, a side which one can only examine by looking at the industry from the inside.
Coming from a background of studying only being done in the library or online, I could have never imagined that my research for a project could be so interesting, that it would involve walking around the streets of London, observing and taking photos, making short films or reading through fashion magazines. One of the reasons I enjoy my Masters is that it constantly encourages me to challenge my own thoughts and viewpoints; the attitude of the teachers is inspiring me to step out of my comfort zone, and it is such a great feeling to feel like I have a safety net around me and to not be afraid to fail. Also, it is a privilege to have access to fully equipped workshops, textile labs and fashion archives, to see exactly how far fashion has gone and how far it can still go.
By the end of my degree I would expect to have both a broad and solid knowledge on the different aspects of the fashion industry, but also to have found a more specific area of interest I would like to focus on in the business of fashion."