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“London made my dreams a reality”

For Chinese student Chen Shiyun, the unusual starting point for her contemporary jewellery collection, Skin, is skin disease. Shortlisted for the Mayor of London’s International Student Innovation Award, Study London spoke to Shiyun about her time in London.

“London is one of the top cities to live and study. As well as the benefits of the art scene in London, there is also a lot more choice compared to other cities,” Shiyun said.  A student on the BA Jewellery Design course at University of the Arts Central Saint Martins (CSM), Shiyun’s education in London helped make her dreams a reality. Shiyun explained: “Central Saint Martins is innovative and regarded as an icon globally – that’s the reason I came to study in London. As well as having the top facilities, CSM is full of fantastic people with incredible ideas which has helped me to become more creative.”

Motivated by personal experience, Shiyun’s collection – which includes rings, hand jewellery and arm and body pieces – aims to give meaning to body decoration.

“Personal experience is the starting point for my jewellery collection, Skin. I wanted to add meaning to a 3D object – so that it’s both body decoration and also a way to transmit information. Skin disease is often regarded as disturbing and visually appalling. Blisters and dead skin not only alter the look and shape of our body but also how others perceive us,” Shiyun said.

Shiyun continued: “By using a variety of precious and non-precious materials imitating the colour and texture of skins diseases, such as lupus and shingles, my aim is to create beautiful jewellery which is far removed from the original theme.”

Summing up her London experience, Shiyun said: “The London lifestyle is chic and multi-cultural. London has totally transformed my life. It is not only a place to study – it is also about changing your outlook and your lifestyle.” Interested in jewellery courses in London? Check out the Study London course guide for more information.

London – The fashion capital of the world

London has once again dominated the Fashion Schools Rankings, with five schools featuring in the top 10, more than any other city in the world. Central Saint Martin’s has retained number one spot in the rankings that look at three key factors; learning experience, influence and value. Also featured in the world’s top 10 are […]

Angelou Anzhe Zhu – A Dream to Reality

    We first met Angelou at the Royal College of Art’s graduate fashion show at the atmospheric Averard Hotel. In this interview Angelou talks about what inspired him to study fashion, why he choose to study London and about his aspirations for the future. You can see more of Angelou’s work here:  Hello […]

London Collections: Men Shows British Fashion Talent

This week was big for British menswear as the London Collections: Men event was held in the UK capital. With 30 catwalk shows, presentations and events over four days, London Collections: Men (LC:M) also showcased the fashion-related talent pouring from London’s universities. Thirty-four local and international fashion designers, including seven London College of Fashion alumni […]

UNI NEWS ROUND-UP: Graduate Fashion Week Highlights

Graduate Fashion Week takes place in London every June. The acclaimed exhibition showcases the work of over 1,000 fashion graduates to more than 20,000 guests every year. This year we saw winning displays – and catwalk footage – from the University of East London, Kingston University and the University of Westminster, plus more fashion news […]

Teddy Bears Inspire Kingston University Fashion Student

For Graduate Fashion week, a Kingston University fashion student has unveiled a range of women’s wear inspired by her grandmother’s collection of teddy bears.

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