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Emily Omesi: Womenswear at Central Saint Martins

Written by UAL StudyAbroad
Published date 30 January 2020

Emily Omesi studies at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Emily studied abroad at Central Saint Martins on BA (Hons) Fashion: Fashion Design Womenswear and found new ways to expand her practice.

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During this time I've made so many great friends and new connections. Studying at Central Saint Martins has provided me with new opportunities and will make me a stronger candidate career-wise.

Which course did you study on and why did you choose it?

I chose Womenswear at Central Saint Martins (CSM). I chose it because this pathway focuses mostly on pattern cutting, shape, and building your own personal design aesthetic; CSM Womenswear calls upon its students creativity and "outside-the-box" thinking when creating

What did you enjoy most about your course(s)?

I enjoyed the creative freedom I had on all projects.  The briefs were very open-ended, which left room for students to develop their work however they please in any format.

How has this experience benefitted your career and personal development?

During this time I've made so many great friends and new connections. Studying at CSM has provided me with new opportunities and will make me a stronger candidate career-wise.

Why London?

London is a very diverse city with people from all over the world.  London is also one of the world's greatest fashion capitals.

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What would you say to someone who is thinking about studying abroad at UAL?

Studying at UAL is an unforgettable experience. You'll have the opportunity to study with great professors, and learn in a completely different learning style and environment.

Tell us more about what you created while you were here?

I worked on many projects this term, which include: Holiday Project, Designer Decade Project, Print Project, White Project, and Color Project. Each varied slightly on the final submission guidelines, but all required a sketchbook with thorough research and development, fashion development, final illustration, and a garment/performance.

What was your favourite thing that happened while you were here?

My favourite thing that happened while studying abroad, would be having the opportunity to participate in the White Show and also showing my garment at the 2019 British Fashion Awards.

What 3 words best describe your study abroad experience?

Humbling, community, busy!

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