Fashion Graduate Julie Pyun

“My journey at Whitecliffe truly prepared me for the fashion industry to say the least. The school helped me understand my design aesthetic and who I wanted to be as a young designer. The internships provided inside and outside Whitecliffe were invaluable opportunities that I took advantage of and I encourage others to do the same.

Also thanks to my peers at Whitecliffe, I was inspired day and night. The end of year shows helped solidify my identity as a young creative and were the foundation to starting a real portfolio.

I was able to present my portfolio to Adrienne Winkelmann at the end of 2017 and was offered my first serious job as a Senior Salesperson. This position taught me a lot about tailoring and the importance of client relations in the fashion industry, particularly at a brand such as Adrienne’s.

My journey with Adrienne ended short of a year when I moved to New York on a J-1 visa. I was lucky enough to present my portfolio at Rick Owens, which led to an offer of a Sales Associate role. By working at Rick Owens I have been fortunate enough to be exposed to high-level clients, industry expertise and an inspiring and creative environment each and every day.

Ultimately the education and experience I gained at Whitecliffe thoroughly prepared me for the roles I have taken on, both in New Zealand and New York.”

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