More about Yuna
What made you choose to study at NTU?
“I was very lucky that I got accepted as a second year student at NTU. I studied fashion design for two years in South Korea prior to coming to NTU. During my time at Soongeui Women’s College in Seoul, I dreamed of studying fashion design abroad, and one of my tutors recommended me to have an interview to study at NTU. I was quite fascinated about menswear projects and I heard that when we were final year students, we had a great chance to be selected for Graduate Fashion Week in London. Those factors made me choose to study at NTU.”
What do you enjoy most about your course?
“I would say my final year. I was completely overwhelmed after my first fashion show at NTU. Although it was a time consuming process, making my own collection was really enjoyable and I have unforgettable memories under one roof with my friends. I already miss the time I spent working in the studio.”
Has the course included any live projects or briefs?
“I really enjoyed my styling project at NTU. It was a short elective project of around two weeks. The tutor just let us do whatever we wanted to do. We basically worked with six team members, and we discussed everything; concepts, themes, and how to style.”
Has the course included any industry competitions?
“I really enjoyed my menswear project at NTU. It was a group project where we collaborated with Bolongaro Trevor. They gave each group a different theme, and asked us to make six outfits for Bolongaro Trevor. It was quite stressful working alongside team members with different opinions, but I learned many useful skills from them and also how important studying and working with your peers is.”
As an international student, what do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
“It was really hard to settle down in the UK at first. Everything surrounding me was quite different in comparison to South Korea. However, I really enjoyed my time in Nottingham. I made many good friends from different countries, and we were able to share our ideas and experiences. In addition, I was able to easily go to London and explore many nice fashion exhibitions whenever I wanted.”
In a nutshell, why would you recommend your course / NTU to someone looking to study BA (Hons) Fashion Design?
“I would recommend my course to anyone who wants to be a creative fashion designer. NTU offers students many great opportunities such as competitions and Graduate Fashion Week in London. At Graduate Fashion Week in London, you can network and find useful connections within the fashion industry.”