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Student Stories: Jenia Shchedrova and Create a Fashion Portfolio - Intermediate

Written by Hamish Chohan
Published date 11 June 2019
Create a Fashion Portfolio - Intermediate allowed student, Jenia Shchedrova, to go from innovative idea development and experimentation through to finished designs, presented in an amazing portfolio. Jenia shares her wonderful experience and allows us to see the incredible work created in class.

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What is your name and where are you from?

My name is Jenia Shchedrova. I am from Russia but England has been my home for the last 8 years.

What is your occupation?

I run a small fashion studio in Canterbury, where I live. It specialises in making and altering event garments such as wedding dresses or bridesmaid dresses, etc.

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What short course did you study on and why did you choose it?

I chose Create a Fashion Portfolio - Intermediate as I wanted to see what it is like to study fashion design at Central Saint Martins - and I can say it was by far the best learning experience I have ever had!

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What did you enjoy most about your course?

Most of all I enjoyed discovering my abilities. At some point, and no matter how hard I tried, I felt like I was pushing a very heavy stone which would never move, but when it finally did, it opened up an absolutely new world to me. Amazing!

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How has this course benefited your career and personal development?

I was incredibly inspired by the course that I am now planning to apply for further education at Central Saint Martins.

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

It’s 100% worth every penny. My experience was very inspirational, eye opening and crazily creative - just another level!

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

Being able to clearly demonstrate their vision to others

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What three words best describe your short course experience at CSM?

Intensive, inspiring and mind-blowing.

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You can see more from Jenia on her Instagram, @jenia.shchedrova. Feeling inspired? Our three week intensive Create a Fashion Portfolio - Intermediate course starts on 01st July 2019 and we still have places available. Booking ahead? We also have a two week Easter School 2020 options available to book today.

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