Elina

Halilova

Latvia
Studying at MA level has enabled me to become more independent, organised and determined; all attributes that are really important when you start your own path.

More about Elina

After graduating from BA (Hons) Fashion Design, Elina decided to further her skills and knowledge through our MA Fashion Design course.

What do you enjoy most about studying MA Fashion Design?
“The most I enjoy being myself. Through my time at NTU I’ve learned to take risks and be as creative as I want because there are no rules or limits in fashion.”

What made you choose to study at NTU?
“I knew the city suited me and it was where I wanted to study after attending an open day. After listening to the course talk and speaking to the students, my decision was easy. NTU has a great reputation for fashion courses and amazing facilities.”

How do you find the course staff?
“They have always been supportive and willing to help throughout the four years. The technicians are amazing; I couldn't get through it without their brilliant teaching and support. The lecturers are really supportive and encouraging and I am thankful for all the support I have been given.”

Why would you recommend your course to someone thinking of studying it?
“I would definitely recommend studying here because of the facilities, technicians, lecturers, amazing atmosphere and the skills you will learn by the end of the course.”

Can you tell us a little bit about being a Paul Smith Scholarship recipient?
“Being selected as a Paul Smith Scholarship recipient was an unforgettable experience! We studied at Bunka Fashion College for six weeks where we learnt new skills in stencil dyeing, whole garment knit and inkjet printing; all new experiences to me.

“We attended the Grand Tea Ceremony and many fashion shows and exhibitions. At the end of the Paul Smith Scholarship we explored Kyoto and visited Fushimi Inari Taisha (the head shrine of Inari), the Bamboo Forest and many breathtaking temples.”

Can you tell us a little bit about your project?
“My project is very much inspired from Japan and I’m mostly working with denim. I’m also creating my own fabric and print  - combining different weights of denim to develop my final collection NEW UNIFORM:DENIM.”

What do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
“I have been living in Nottingham for four years now and I absolutely love it. I like how compact and beautiful the city is. I have learnt so much since I’ve moved to Nottingham and I made friends for life. NTU has become my second home!”

How does studying MA Fashion Design differ to BA (Hons) Fashion Design?
“Studying BA (Hons) Fashion Design allowed me to develop many skills such as pattern cutting, CAD and manufacturing. Studying at MA level has enabled me to become more independent, organised and determined; all attributes that are really important when you start your own path.”

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