A fashion designer and former Blackpool and The Fylde Faculty scholar informed undergraduates to seize alternatives if they need success in the extremely-aggressive clothes trade.
Jenna Younger, artistic director of This Is The Uniform, spoke to diploma college students as a part of a career day at B&FC, the place she outlined what she appeared for in new collaborators.
Jenna studied artwork and design at B&FC earlier than her diploma in Wonderful Artwork and Textiles at Goldsmiths, in London and informed college students it was necessary to start constructing trade-related expertise whereas in schooling.
She mentioned: “Plenty of business designers have been beforehand London-primarily based which has given college students alternatives to get internships, however extra at the moment are basing themselves elsewhere, as they will’t afford London costs. There are alternatives in the north and it’s necessary to pay attention to these and get expertise. If you happen to can’t get that via an internship or work expertise, create your individual alternatives, working with different college students in artistic arts to put a undertaking collectively.”
The occasion noticed Jenna’s presentation adopted by a networking alternative with trade figures and scholar portfolio displays.