Harmeet chose to study at UAL because it’s a world-renowned university with excellent facilities and great links to industry. He decided to apply for BA (Hons) Bespoke Tailoring at London College of Fashion after researching courses online.
“I’ve always wanted to be a bespoke tailor on Savile Row or a menswear designer, and this course offers the best of both worlds. I felt a degree, rather than an apprenticeship, would teach me a broad range of skills and allow me to build a strong design portfolio.”
Some of the highlights of being a UAL student for Harmeet include meeting lots of inspiring and talented people from all walks of life, and learning so many different skills and techniques. Making a bespoke pair of trousers from scratch and being taught how to make different pockets has been a particular highlight.
“One of the best things about studying at UAL is the amount of support you receive. Staff want to nurture you and they want you to succeed in every aspect of your course. As everyone is part of a creative community, I like the fact we can bounce off each other.”
Harmeet thinks that London is the fashion hub of the world – every corner of the city has its own culture and there is so much to do and see. Because of the diverse, multicultural nature of the city, he likes the fact you can be inspired by so many different festivals and cultures.
“Shoreditch is just around the corner as is the MOT International gallery which hosts great art exhibitions and Maureen Paley which showcases great art pieces too. There is also a massive fabric warehouse located near the campus called Woolcrest Textiles - it’s a great place to get very cheap fabric for toiling/sampling.”
He advises people considering university to do lots of research into courses and always have a plan B and C.
“Tailor your portfolio to the course you’ve chosen, and do this as early as possible. And don’t be nervous on interview day - everyone is friendly at UAL!”
BA (Hons) Bespoke Tailoring, London College of Fashion
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