Olivia Scattergood

International Fashion Buying Management BA(Hons)

My degree in International Fashion Buying Management has prepared me for a range of skills and knowledge that are applicable in the fashion industry and buying in particular. I have developed a keen interest in the trend forecasting elements and look forward to applying my knowledge in this, as well as range planning, to my future career. I am a proactive individual and remain calm and composed under deadlines and fast-paced working conditions. Both my Dissertation and Final Major Project at University have been inspired by my love and passion for knitting and crochet, in particular the ethical production of handmade clothing. I have already taken steps to further my career by completing a placement year at a denim and knitwear supplier as a Fashion Design Assistant. This opportunity allowed me to expand my skills and knowledge of the wider fashion industry, as well as the buying and retail side. Working for a supplier and being involved in customer meetings allowed me the unique opportunity to see and understand the buying processes from a different perspective. I believe that the culmination of my experiences will be invaluable to my future career in the fashion industry.

*Please note all brands used within my work are part of university projects and are in no way linked to the existing companies.