Verity Taylor is making huge strides in the international fashion industry at the tender age of nineteen. Verity was recently awarded an amazing opportunity – studying her passion in the world’s fashion capital, New York city.
The TAFE Queensland Brisbane fashion student will soon be jetting off to the Big Apple as part of an international scholarship program launched this year.
Verity took some time to talk to me this week about what sounds like an opportunity of a lifetime…
Allie: Verity, can you tell us about what first drew you to the fashion industry?
Verity: I’ve loved fashion for as long as I can remember. I’ve always loved sewing my own clothes and changing them constantly for a new look. In school everyone would comment on how well everything was made and how good it looked so after I left, I decided to studying fashion. I did a lot of research into the courses offered at different institutes and found that TAFE offered the highest level of practical studies which was what I was more interested in. I then began my studies last year and I still love every day of it.
Allie: You recently won a scholarship to study your passion in New York City at the Fashion Institute of Technology in December. Can you tell us about this?
Verity: I won a scholarship to partake in a study tour to New York. The tour will commence in December and I’ll be over there for 10 days. Four of those days are spent at the Fashion Institute of Technology sitting in on lectures and partaking in workshops etc. The rest of the time will be spent exploring New York and learning about its fashion history.
Allie: What do you hope to achieve in the industry going forward?
Verity: I still have 18 months of study remaining until I graduate with a Bachelor of Fashion. I don’t have any set goals as yet to what I’d like to achieve when I’ve finished however bridal design has always interested me. I would love to own my own label eventually but I know I’ve got a long road ahead of me.
At only 19… we think Verity is on the fast track to being a huge success in the industry. We wish her all the best.