Tara HarripaulStylist to stars Denise Brown (Kanye West, Mr Hudson, Reggie Yates) and talented fashion designer Roweena Clifford are the amazing teacher’s at the helm of DV8’s Introduction to fashion and styling course. Flavour caught up with DV8 fashion student Tara Harripaul, 17, to find out what’s she’s learning on the course and which celebrity who she thinks she has bad style.

Why did you choose this course?
I am interested in fashion and styling. I enjoy shopping and watching TV and music video’s and seeing different styles. So this course was perfect for me.

What have you learnt from doing the course?
My drawing has improved a lot. I wasn’t that good before. I have also learnt about the modelling side of things and how tall and slim you need to be to have a successful career and also more about the designing side of things.

What have you made while on the course?
I have made a boob tube top in the style of Lady Gaga which I love and now I’m making a mermaid dress. It’s for a fairytale movie inspired task we have been given by the teachers and I have I have taken my inspiration from the film The Little Mermaid.

What have you enjoyed most about the course?
Learning new things about the fashion industry which I didn’t know before and doing dress making using a sewing machine as I now have a new skill.

How would you describe your personal style?
Colourful and funky and I like wearing frills.

If you could pick a famous model to wear your clothes who would it be and why?
Beyonce or Nicki Minaj

If you could do any job in fashion in the world what would it be and why?
Designing clothes, I want to design menswear and womenswear everyday stuff.

Who is your favourite designer and why?
Pharell Williams Billionaire Boys Club line cos he’s clothes are different and stand out.

Who do you think is the worst dressed celeb?
Victoria Beckham. I don’t like the way she dresses it doesn’t go with her body and I don’t like her label either.

What is your must-have fashion item at the moment?
There’s loads of things, cardigan, bag and boys jeans the baggy one’s for girls

Would you recommend this course to others?
Yes, I would recommend this course because you come away having learnt a lot about the fashion industry, we have great teachers and it’s a lot of fun.

For more information click here or you can also call the DV8 office at tel no. 020 8509 6070 and apply over the phone.

This course is aimed at budding young fashion designers who are interested in taking up the challenge of working within the industry.

The course will provide you with a foundation in many aspects of the trade and is an excellent basis for progression into further education or on to employment in the industry.

• Introduction to fashion world
• Plan and put together a photo-shoot for ‘Flavour Magazine’
• Discover tricks of the trade.
• Create makeup looks and hairstyles
• Customise clothing and experiment with jewellery design
• Build up a personal style file

You will study qualifications in Fashion, Dress Making and Jewellery as well as Functional skills and Personal and Social development.

You can access £2000 of FREE, innovative training in the creative sector with DV8 and get financial support while you are training. DV8 tutors are all working professionals from the industry so you get to create real life projects and you can access our fully equipped studio and fantastic training centre with industry standard equipment and software.