Yesterday I was invited to speak at the University Enterprise Symposium which was an absolute honour! I loved seeing all the speakers last year when I was studying for the final part of my Degree, Angela Giddon and Katie Darlington were extremely inspirational and it was fantastic to hear about how they started their businesses and to hear all about their achievements.  (Katie Darlington’s designs featured in this post are also sold in Wolf & Badger in Notting Hill, London with clientele such as the cast of ‘Made in Chelsea’)

Wolf & Bager: ‘Katie Darlington is a recent graduate of Kingston University whose graduate collection drew attention for its creative pattern cutting and innovative designs. While at university, Katie completed projects for Banana Republic, Aquascutum and Nicole Fahri among others. Katie is the recipient of the 2013 Wolf & Badger Graduate Design Awards in the Fashion category.’

Thankfully I had a great response and I got to speak to loads of the students afterwards and see some of their work which was incredibly interesting and beautiful!  I miss being in such a creative environment where everyone bounces ideas off each other.  I know some people find it really stressful doing a Fashion Design Degree – and yes although I did find it stressful I mostly just loved it so much, it was the most important decision I ever made to go to University to study a subject I’m so passionate about, it turned my life around for the better.  Even the worst times studying for my Degree were still the best times of my life!

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