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Marangoni student diaries: Dai

Dai student story

Dai from Vietnam studied the Foundation Year at the International Study Centre before progressing to study a Fashion Business degree at Istituto Marangoni in London. In this video his friend Valeria joins him to take us on a tour of the London School, showcasing its extensive library resources. Look out for Valeria’s tips for making the most of your studies too!

The International Study Centre asked Dai some questions about what it’s like to be a fashion student in Shoreditch, London. Here is what he had to say.

what are your top 3 tips for living in Shoreditch, London?

  1. The most important thing people need to live in the UK is English language. Before planning to live and study in the UK, you should prepare your English language carefully to make you confident in your studies.
  2. Make friends with a lot of people. They may be able to help you if you experience problems in your life in the UK.
  3. Research the culture and tradition in the UK to make you more confident when you talk with British people.

what is the best thing about being a fashion student?

The best thing about being a fashion student is that I have lots of chances to discover lots of aspects of fashion which I didn’t know about before. For instance, I had a chance to meet some famous designers and ask them about some things I didn’t understand. I hope that being a fashion student will bring me lots of knowledge about the fashion industry so that I can apply them to my own business in the future.

what is going to be the next biggest trend?

I think sustainability will be the next biggest trend, which means that people behave responsibly within society and towards the environment. For example, recently, when you buy something in stores such as H&M, Nike etc. you have to pay money for bags or packaging.

who is your fashion idol?

My fashion idol is G-Dragon. He is from Korea.

what is your best advice to anyone who wants to study fashion at Istituto Marangoni in London?

Gain more knowledge about the fashion industry by researching on the internet or reading books and magazines, which have information relating to fashion. This will help you feel more confident when you come to study here.


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Watch the video from April's guest blogger, Valeria. She talks us through her experience of living and studying in London.

Dai's mood board