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Student Stories: Mina Ryu, Haute Couture Embroidery

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Haute Couture Embroidery
Haute Couture Embroidery

Written by
Shauna Scott
Published date
15 April 2019

This year, Easter School ran from 18 March to 12 April. During this time, we ran a competition that was open to all students asking them to submit a blog post about their short course experience for a chance to win a free weekend short course...

And the winner is Mina Ryu!

Mina Ryu studied on the Haute Couture Embroidery Short Course and is from Seoul, South Korea. When she is not studying at Central Saint Martins Short Courses, she is working as a Stylist at AllSaints.

Why did you choose to study on the Haute Couture Embroidery course?

I studied fashion design and I have always wanted to learn about Haute Couture Embroidery. It is really hard to find embroidery courses in Korea, so I decided to take this course in London while I am living and working here.

What did you enjoy most about your course?

While on the course, I learned the basics of embroidery in detail, which was very important to get started. Throughout the course, the tutor taught each person at their own pace, which was really helpful.

How has this course benefited your career and personal development?

This course gave me some clarification and ideas about Haute Couture Embroidery, as well as career options that I can pursue in future. For students, this course can be a kind of guide or experience while they are studying and for people who work in fashion or non-fashion industries, a short course can be a good way to step up their hobby game or look for another opportunity for a career change.

What would you say to someone who is thinking about taking a short course at Central Saint Martins?

I would advise them to research as many reviews as they can and read the course description so that they can evaluate which level student should take the course. If you already have experience, you need to be sure to choose a course that will be challenging enough. If you are choosing a course that you have never experienced before, I would recommend that you take the course, get out of your comfort zone and be ready to learn and make the most of it.

What do you believe is integral to the work of an artist, in any discipline?

I think the key is to repeat what you are not good at until you master it and and once you are confident of doing it then you can create your art with your own skill and style.

What 3 words best describe your short course experience at Central Saint Martins?

Inspiring, Creative, Opportunity

We loved getting an inside look at the Haute Couture Embroidery short course. If you want see more of Mina Ryu's journey, you can follow her on Instagram @minaryu318

A big THANK YOU to everyone that submitted a blog post as a part of our Easter School competition, we received lots of great entries and really enjoyed getting an inside look at your experience. A huge congratulations to our winner, Mina Ryu, we look forward to seeing you on your free weekend short course!