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Natasha Flannery


United Kingdom
By the end of your final year, you will be amazed at how much you have learnt within three years, and how much your work has evolved.

More about Natasha

What made you choose to study at NTU?
“NTU is renowned for its Art and Design courses, particularly within the fashion department. Just seeing the work of previous graduates and students really drew me to the course; and also the strong connection the course has to industry professionals.”

What do you enjoy most about your course?
“The freedom to create designs in line with my own creative identity; we are really encouraged to find what makes our work unique and to develop that further.”

Can you tell us a little bit about the Urban Outfitters competition?
“The competition brief was set to create a future trend for the brand based upon our own research of current and evolving trends. From that, we had to develop a five-outfit collection with the Urban customer in mind. I was so excited to even be interviewed by their design team, so when I found out that I won, I couldn’t quite believe it!”

What are you most looking forward to when you take up your internship with Urban Outfitters?
“Firstly, being able to live and work overseas in America (Philadelphia) for nine months is pretty exciting! I am looking forward to working with the whole team at Urban on producing clothing that is sold all around the world. Their studios and the whole URBN campus looks incredible!”

Can you tell us about any industry speakers / lectures during the course?
“We have been fortunate to have had lectures from industry professionals within all different areas of the fashion industry; from pattern cutters, to buyers and designers. I remember a lecture by Caitlin Price in my first year. I found it really motivating to hear her story; from designing her graduate collection to how she created the successful brand she has today.”

What do you think about the course staff?
“All of the fashion design staff are just as dedicated and passionate as the students at producing the best possible work.”

What do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
“Nottingham has a great creative scene, with areas such as Hockley and the Lace Market always having exhibitions, music gigs, and workshops.”

Why would you recommend your course / NTU to someone looking to study Fashion Design?
“There is a sense of community within the fashion department, as we all dedicate so much time and creativity into the work we do. By the end of your final year, you will be amazed at how much you have learnt within three years, and how much your work has evolved.”

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