Last week FAVOTELL joined fellow fashionistas for the world's leading event showcasing the creativity of students, and interviewing the next generation of designers from four universities.
First set of interviews were conducted at Ravensbourne University, Londonwith students Terence Cartwright-Foster and Ellen Brown:
Terry studies Menswear Fashion at Ravensbourne University. His main inspiration revolves around utilitarian aspects, Terence's collection centres around practicality and making clothes easy to wear.
What do you think are the biggest challenges for new designers starting out today?
It has to be getting a job after education, getting your foot on the design ladder rather than being stuck in unpaid internships.
Which designers have been the biggest influence on you?
I tend to try not to follow or emulate designers if possible, as I like to look back at traditional clothing and design from them. But if I had to name a designer or 2 'd have to say Yoji Y and the head designer of Acronym Errolson Hugh, I would just love to work there!
What do you most enjoy about being a fashion designer?
Transferring your 2D designs to 3D product and works of art that people can appreciate and feel good wearing, not only that but for me if it help make things more practical then its even better!
What does fashion mean to you?