Valeria is from Peru, studying the Foundation Year and plans to study Fashion Business at Istituto Marangoni in London. As an artist, she finds the balance between art and business perfect for her future career.
The International Study Centre asked her some questions about her life as a fashion student in London. She also shared a mood board so you can see for yourself!
What are your top 3 tips for living in London?
I think that the best tips I could give to someone coming to London would be.
• Be open minded, you will meet many different people.
• Enjoy the city and this new stage of your life.
• Do not pre-judge, not the city or the people.
What is the best thing about being a fashion student?
I love the fact that I found people that were passionate about what they do. Everyone who is here, came following their dreams and professional objectives.
What do you do at the weekends?
Drawing, painting and going around London. Sometimes I even go to some other spots in England.
What do you think is going to be the next biggest trend?
I think the eclectic movement is going to gain strength in the following years. A mix and match and freedom when dressing. I think that 'feeling comfortable with what I wear' and 'expressing something with my clothes' are going to be the two movements on fashion.
Who is your fashion idol?
Dior, Chanel and Alexander McQueen. I would not be able to choose just one. Or maybe I could, Chanel.
What is the best advice for anyone who wants to study fashion at Istituto Marangoni in London?
Enjoy, of course! Take the opportunities and have fun. Istituto Marangoni will show you that even the serious side of fashion, like fashion business, is dynamic.
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