More about Daisy
“NTU’s reputation for design courses is really high, so it was naturally at the front of my mind when choosing universities. It’s also one of the very few that has a course specialising in accessories.
“We were lucky enough to be involved in a live project with River Island in Year Two, resulting in two students winning a six-week internship each. We were given a brief in groups to design a small collection, to then make it and pitch it to River Island’s head handbag designer. I was fortunate enough to win one of the internships, and able to apply the knowledge I had learnt in my first two years at university, as well as learning new skills and tricks of the trade that have been invaluable in my final year. I have also completed work placements in design at Mulberry, as well as Press and HR placements at Charlotte Olympia and Aquascutum.
“I really enjoyed Christopher Raeburn’s lecture about his journey from university to now. I was always really interested in opulent designers before, however after listening to him talk about his interests in re-appropriating military fabrics and considering functionality in his products, I was inspired to step out of my comfort zone and use utilitarian themes in my final year collection.
“Nottingham as a city, even though may be much smaller than somewhere like Manchester or London, has so much character and buzz to it. There’s so much going on all the time which is perfect to keep students entertained, but it’s also small enough so you can get to know it really well.”