Hi, my name is Abby and I studied BA (Hons) Fashion Design at UCLan. During my time at uni I’ve been encouraged to push myself out of my comfort zone, and this was when I achieved my best work! I’ve learnt to think outside the box and be creative as possible, but still focused on target market requirements. This was especially the case when completing my final shoots for my collections. I’ve improved on my illustration, pattern-cutting and manufacturing skills and have built up my knowledge on fabrications, design development and trend forecasting.
During the pandemic, I used my manufacturing skills to make and sell facemasks, which was very successful, and this gave me the confidence to look into starting my own business.
After uni, I’m hoping to start my own swimwear business, using my enterprise skills that I’ve learnt from my time on the course to pursue this successfully.
Keywords: Fashion Design, Womenswear, Fashion business, Fashion enterprise