Kingston University Foundation Application,
When I was five, I took art lessons with a lady who had a penchant for giving out full marks and taught me to draw using a whiteboard. This was so lovely that, years later, I still sketch with anything that makes a mark.

I am drawn to the course at Kingston because of the emphasis on supporting individual creativity. Following a foundation year, I would like to study BA fashion design. I attended a fashion design short course at Central Saint Martins in 2011, exhibitions at the V&A and London Fashion Week shows and I was inspired by these to explore fashion design in my own art. I organised a fashion show for my AS Extended Project featuring nine of my own designs. As I was making the outfits I encountered problems in translating flat sketches into 3D garments and this taught me to turn functional challenges into opportunities to improve the design aesthetically.

In my A level art I am exploring the tension between biological and artistic representations of cell tissue – a project that was influenced by a series of sculptures by Luke Jerram entitled Glass Microbiology.

I work as a fashion journalism and illustration intern for the fashion website Cafe La Moda. I am also working as a freelance illustrator for the Cambridge Latin Course; my illustrations that will be printed by Cambridge University Press in the 5th edition of their Latin textbook. In June 2012 I helped two graduates from the University of East London bead their final collection for Graduate Fashion Week and I enjoyed learning about the processes of designing and making garments. I also developed my communication and team working skills. I won the Vogue Talent Contest 2012 and I will be completing a month of work experience with Vogue in August 2013.
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