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LSA Festival Student Stories: Abbie Jenna / Fashion

As part of the build-up to the Leeds School of Arts Virtual Festival in July, Fashion student Abbie talks about her journey to Leeds Beckett, the support she has receieved whilst studying here, becoming a mum and how her final year dissertation on femininity in fashion was a success, despite the challenges posed by Covid-19.
Technical indexed drawing of garment

Looking back over the last four years, wow what a journey I’ve been on!

In July 2016 I was on holiday in Majorca when my A level results came through, I apprehensively opened them and to my great relief, I’d done well.

“What are you going to do now?” came the question from my Dad as I’d previously decided not to apply for a University place. Over the next few hours, I started to think about what an incredible opportunity I had in front of me so I decided to apply, through clearing, for a place on a BA Honours Degree in Fashion.

Sat in Costa Coffee in Palma, I got on the phone and my laptop and by the end of the day, I had an offer from Leeds Beckett University and I’d secured myself a shared apartment in the Unite’s Sky Plaza.

Read more about Abbie's story on the Leeds School of Arts Festival Site…

Sketch of Abbie's garment and sketch of it on tailor's dummy

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