Chloe Edwards-Thomas - Old Davidean
Chloe Edwards-Thomas, 23, studied a BA (hons) fashion, buying and merchandising at Manchester Metropolitan University, and graduated this summer with a first class honours degree and a 93% percent average.
In her third year of university Chloe had to apply for 12 months of paid work experience within the fashion industry.
Chloe, originally from Caernarfon, completed a seven month internship in New York, working on the Macy's designer collaboration range and also getting to work on a Victoria Beckham collaboration.
Chloe said: “I was then lucky enough to secure a second placement of six months moving from New York, to Amsterdam for the fashion company Tommy Hilfiger- within the underwear division.
“From this paid internship I was offered a full-time role as merchandiser within the underwear division, creating the new Calvin Klein Performance range for Europe which launches next autumn.
“I love my job and I am able to combine my creative side with the maths and business elements whilst also having the opportunities to travel to Hong Kong, Milan, Paris, Copenhagen, and so on.
“I will always be grateful for the skills I developed whilst at St David’s from computer aided design (CAD) lessons with Mr O'Leary to technologies we learned in physics with Mr Lomas.
“For me it demonstrates how St David’s provides you with an 'adaptable' education, as the school helps to develop your confidence, and gives support so that you can you reach your full potential.”Published: January 25 2018