- Job title:
- Textiles Print / Accessories Designer
- Fashion and Textiles
Stepping into fashion
Theodora Adjepong began her route in to fashion with a degree in Fashion Promotion and Imagery from the University College of Arts. Having a special passion for digital print, Theodora went on to complete a Masters in Print Design.
On graduating from university, Theodora embarked on a number of internships and freelance positions in order to gain some hands-on fashion experience.
Oozing with ambition
Still passionate about print design, Theodora decided to start her own business. She created a women's wear brand called Quirky Diamond, priding itself in a strong element of quirky prints and colours taking inspirations from pop art and cross-cultural designs.
Theodora began developing brand samples, but felt she needed to develop a better understanding of the entire production cycle to add to the theoretical knowledge she had already attained.
I knew I wanted to get a better understanding of the production cycle and get some confidence using industry sewing machines."
While searching on the internet, she stumbled across The Stitching Academy, a school put on by one of London's largest fashion factories, Fashion Enter. She accredits much to the course and has been able to use the knowledge and confidence learnt to develop Quirky Diamond.
I started the course and learnt so many things I had not heard of, and gained confidence and so much understanding in terms of the production process, and even learned the processes behind operating an industrial sewing machine. The teachers are very friendly and patient... I will continue to pursue Quirky Diamond with the knowledge and confidence I have learnt."
The Stitching Academy for tomorrow's designers
The course is taught by industry experts and is aimed at beginners, the course is ideal for those who would like to progress to higher qualifications, apprenticeships or onto a job in the fashion industry. The Stitching Academy is running a special 6-week course for East Londoners, looking to get into Fashion. Find out more here.
Want a taster of what it's like to work in fashion?
If you are looking to take your first step into fashion, but lack the experience and qualifications to do so, Open Factory is perfect for you. See what a large scale factory looks like, and find out about Fashion Enter's part-time and short courses in garment production.
When: Thursday 21 July 2016