Fernanda studerar Modist
Namn: Fernanda Zavala
Utbildning TAG: Milliner 400p (Modist 400p)
Tidigare utbildning/-ar: Bachelor in Visual Merchandising
Why did you apply for the millinery programme?
I am originally from Mexico and moved to Gothenburg about four years ago. I attended the Open House at Tillskärarakademin and I found it such an inspiring place. I decided to take a weekend class in hatmaking and after that I applied for the full time millinery program. Now it really feels like I have discovered a new world.
What have you learned so far?
For me everything is new. I did not do crafts before and I have gained so much knowledge and learned many new techniques within the millinery craftmanship. Now I feel like there are no limits. It is not a question of if I am going to be able to do a specific task or not, the question is: what do I want to do.
How did your interest for hats and millinery start?
As a child I had a favourite cartoon character, who always wore a red slouch hat together with a long red coat. Since then I have had a certain thing for hats and coats. I like that it takes a lot of personality to go out wearing a hat, and how a hat makes such a great impact to the overall look.
What is it like to study at Tillskärarakademin?
Challenging and very inspiring.
What is your plan after you have finished your degree?
I would like to start up my own millinery studio, but first I want to get more experience within the millinery industry. Eventually I would like to have a more art-influenced career and make head pieces for the stage.
Would you recommend the school to others?
Definitely. It is very motivating and inspiring. Besides the millinery craft I feel that I have learned how to approach work-related problems and creative challenges in new and different ways.
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