Meet The FTA Learner: Gloria Ijeuru Anyaehie-Coker

This week we meet Gloria Ijeuru Anyaehie-Coker – a Perfect Patterns Level 1 student to find out all about her fashion journey thus far, her future career plans and more…

Q What course are you currently enrolled on?

G: I am enrolled on the Perfect Patterns Level 1 course.

Q Tell us about the course, how long is it and the key topics it covers…

G: The course is about how to draft blocks and use them to create perfect patterns for clothing construction.

Q What were you doing before you started the course

G: I was dressmaking for clients.

Q Have you had to face many difficulties so far?

G: I realised that I needed to develop myself better and be current in pattern techniques within the industry.

Q And have you had any breakthrough, positive moments?

G: The experience so far has been interesting and exciting. It has exposed me to current methods presently used in the industry.

Q What’s your plan once you have completed the course?

G: I would like to continue to the next level and eventually launch my own fashion range on a global platform.

Q Best piece of advice you have been given so far?

G: CONFIDENCE and open to learning as the scope is very wide.

Q Would you recommend the FTA to others wanting to work in fashion?

G: I absolutely would!!! FTA is a gem.

Q Is there anyone in the fashion industry that you aspire to?

G: Many. Junya Watanabe, Ralph & Russo, Rick Owens, Delpozo and Stella McCartney.

Q Away from learning you like to…

G: I love exploring culinary tastes of the world, visiting museums, being passionate about reading, collect textiles from all over the world and keeping fit.