How old are you?
Can you tell us about your background?
I can’t resist an adventure. I love to travel and see different cultures, always being drawn to local arts and crafts. Because of this I studied History of Art at the University of York. This gave me the grounding I needed to explore all aspects of art. My undergraduate dissertation looked at the relationship between art and costume, through David Hockney’s involvement in ballets and operas.
What drew you to fashion?
Having had an interest in fashion and dress, I studied Textiles at A Level and organised a charity fashion show at school. But the combination of my knowledge of practice and theory really came into its own when I designed, made and sourced costumes for plays and musicals for dramatic societies when at university for my undergraduate degree. I have always loved how one outfit can tell a whole story.
Why did you join this MA?
I came across this MA in my second year at university and I was excited to find that everything I was interested in and wanted to do was together in one place. It allowed me to explore all aspects of fashion/dress and develop a specialism that I had already started edging towards many years before.
What extra-curricular activities have you been involved with?
I have been working as a tour guide for art galleries and museums whilst studying, which has taken up a lot of my time, but the enjoyment has outweighed the added stress. Through meticulous planning any spare time I have is filled with baking and my (not so) secret addiction to American TV. I’m currently binging on a plethora of titles!
Where do you hope to be two years from now?
I want to stay within art galleries or museums, but if you were to ask me where – I’d have no idea – I love it all!