FASHION DESIGN STUDENT
Benjamin completed his BFA in Fashion Design at the end of 2015 and is currently studying Fashion Sustainability within the Master of Fine Arts programme. Reflecting on the benefit of having studied fashion design within a fine arts degree Benjamin says “it expanded my study experience. Experimenting with other mediums such as painting, screen printing and graphic design as well as business development, have been a pivotal part of my education at Whitecliffe.”
While in the Fashion Design department as a BFA student Benjamin had the opportunity to travel the world on various scholarships and immersions organized through Whitecliffe. He’s been to Denmark for the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, Vietnam for a New Zealand Embassy collaboration, Australia for Sydney Fashion Week and – more recently – India for a 6-week craft immersion trip that was funded by the Prime Ministers Scholarships for Asia. “These experiences have completely shifted my perspective on design and culture, developing my work in a more defined and critical way and the availability of them reflect the dedication of the faculty to ensuring students are exposed to a world of opportunities.”
Benjamin has always wanted to design women’s clothing. He plans to utilize his design and business skills as well as industry contacts made while at Whitecliffe and will establish his own label once he graduates.