Following three years of studies in textile design at La Martinière Diderot in Lyon, France, one of the three finest French schools in the field of textiles, I graduated with a BTS Design Textile. I am currently studying as an International French student, for a BA (hons) in Textile Design at Nottingham Trent University. During my studies I have had the opportunity to discover the art of knitwear, weaving, screen printing and various styles of textile embellishment such as embroidery. I am always eager to learn more about how to develop a project through all the stages from research and commercial development to a successful, marketable product.
Studying abroad offers me a much richer experience than one in my own country. Indeed, I know England has a very different vision and approach to textiles compared to France. Globalisation has shown us that it is vital to be open to the world, and for me, being overseas is the best way to discover another culture and different methods of work. I believe that we need to know more about the world and if we learn about the diverse civilisations that surround us, it will be easier to design for other people. It is therefore a priority for me to further broaden my horizons and have an open-minded perspective of the world. I also feel that it will be particularly beneficial as I intend to work in an English speaking country after graduating.
To succeed in the textile industry as well as demonstrating artistic and creative skills, you need to be prepared to work hard and learn how to organise yourself in order to be the most efficient. I am a disciplined and totally committed person who focuses on end results. I like to think I learn from my mistakes, I listen to try and better understand and am prepared to start again. This reflects my passion for the subject and my drive to learn and progress.