Textiles graduate advises on how to get into the fashion industry

Final project images

One of our textile design graduates recently returned to Birmingham City University to give a presentation to students about her experience working for top-fashion retailer New Look as a buyer's assistant on menswear.

Amy Cunneyworth graduated from Birmingham City University in 2014 with a 2:1 Bachelor's Degree in Textile Design.

Since then, she has gone on to work as an in-store stylist for menswear at British fashion retailer All Saints.

Amy also had various part-time roles in the industry during her studies, working for big brands such as Clarks, COW Vintage and River Island.

Amy said:


Final project images

Amy has since moved to London and is currently working as a buying assistant for menswear at New Look’s head office.

Amy is happy to have landed herself a buying position at New Look after specialising in buying during her degree, she knew this was her strongest area.

Students currently on BA Textile Design were given advice and guidance by Amy on the many different pathways that herself and fellow friends on the course have gone down.

Amy added:

Final projects

Amy also gave students advice for their final projects, emphasising that it's okay to experiment with materials and colour, and also use prints and shapes.  

Marlene Little, Course Director for Textile Design said:

Sounds like a course you'd like to study? Fancy being a career in buying, print, designing or visual merchandising?

Check out our BA in Textile Design

Return to the previous page.