Gemma Hicks

International Fashion Buying Management BA(Hons)

Being an International Fashion Buying Management student has given me the specialist skills for fashion buying, however, due to the broadness of the course, I have learnt a large range of elements to help me become successful in any section within the fashion industry, including photoshoots, styling, marketing, business management and journalism. Sustainability is a personal interest of mine and has encouraged me to extensively research all aspects of it. My dissertation and final major project are an accumulation of that knowledge, the commercial, fast fashion aspect of fashion sustainability as well as the scientific inventions, curating an exhibition at the Eden Project. On my placement at Mother of Pearl, I was able to experience how a successful luxury brand can be environmentally friendly, profitable and desirable. I excelled in this company and it allowed me to apply my knowledge to industry scenarios. My five years of high-end/luxury retail experience has given me the ability to experience fashion in a variety of retail environments. I am an enthusiastic, dedicated, ambitious and hardworking graduate with the ultimate aim to make fashion a more compassionate and inspiring industry. I thrive under pressure and am extremely organised when it comes to deadlines, projects and exceeding expectations.

*Please note the Eden project was used as part of a fictitious project.



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