Iranzu Baker studied MA Fashion Journalism and is from the UK
What and where did you study prior to your MA at LCF?
Before LCF I studied an undergraduate degree in modern languages and worked abroad for a short period before deciding to apply to a graduate course. I knew that if I were ever to study fashion I would want it to be in London and at LCF. The MA course offers an inter-disciplinary approach to fashion journalism, which is important in an industry that is constantly evolving – the structure of the course gave me what I was looking for and the city of London is an exciting place to be in for a fashion student.
Did you undertake any internships whilst studying?
I spent some time as the editorial intern at The Gentlewoman magazine alongside the MA. It’s been an invaluable experience in gaining an understanding of the daily routine at an editorial office in its entirety, both at the height of production as well as when it’s quieter. Having undertaken an internship and worked whilst studying has also played a part in preparing me for the real world of work within the industry once the MA is over.
What are your future plans?
I hope to continue to learn on a daily basis – that’s super important for me. It would be fantastic for that to be in a role at a fashion publication, however, I don’t like to plan too far in advance and prefer to see what opportunities arise over time. So for now I’m freelancing for Women’s Wear Daily during London Fashion Week AW14, and will see what comes next. It’s an exciting time, even if a little nerve-wracking.
- MA Fashion Journalism
- Visit the LCF MA Exhibition
- MA14 takeover on LCF Channel: full listings, profiles and the catwalk live stream.