Emma Fenton Toronto Film School Story | 2019 Fashion Design Valedictorian

Emma Fenton Toronto Film School Story | 2019 Fashion Design Valedictorian


As a child growing up in Sudbury Ontario
I would entertain myself by throwing elaborate fashion shows for my parents
and dressing my friends and siblings up in some pretty ridiculous looking
outfits. I dreamt of one day seeing my own designs walking down a runway in
London or New York but secretly I harbored the fear that a creative field
wasn’t viable or the most practical choice and I think that came from living
in a town that didn’t have a lot of art or creative options but I didn’t want to
spend my life wondering what if so at the age of 17 I decided to pack my bags
and head to Toronto and the Toronto Film School to follow my aspirations I
enrolled in the marketing for fashion and entertainment program because I
wanted to learn the business side of the fashion industry and this program I
learned a lot about marketing and advertising how to create a business
plan how to sell yourself and your brand among a lot of other things but I also
learned more about myself my ability as a student and I started to grow into the
person I was always meant to be and I guess I developed the confidence I
needed to fully Drive into my dream shortly after I graduated from the
marketing program I signed up for another 18 months of education at the Toronto Film
School and I enrolled in the fashion design diploma I was a little scared to
start my life as a fashion designer I had no real skills that would make me a
designer but I knew the Toronto Film School was going to take the time and
teach me everything that I needed to know today I have two diplomas from TFS
was named valedictorian of the fashion design program I’m making my own clothes for
my own clients and I’m interning at Canadian fashion brand L’MOMO
finally the little kid in me has seen her own clothes walk down a real runway my
time at the Toronto Film School was one of the most transformational of my life and
teaching me I can do anything I set my mind to Now I get to go into the world
following my true passion

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