These are some design boards of the next season's collection.
This is a production room where people were making sample garments.
From the left, Fiona, Sophie (a lady from the college), me, The general manager, and Lindsay the designer.
Im not a massive giant everyone is just really small!!!
This is an embroidery machine, I was told they were garments being made for the middle east.
After looking round the lady who could speak any English left and I was taken to the designers office and she told me about two brands 'Mo & Co' and 'Urchely' who they aspire to be like. The way they design here is very different from England, they find items of clothing they like and change a few things about it to make it their own, in England we would use research to create new designs from scratch. I worked out after a while of trying to understand Lindsay wanted me to create a QQ account which is what everyone over here uses to talk to each other. I understood she wanted me to produce a powerpoint presentation but she hadn't told me what on so i guessed I had to make my own concept up and produce a colour board with inspiration. This was not what she wanted because by just before lunch she told me the concept which was 'Space, time travellers' by sending me a powerpoint presentation on this theme.
For lunch a strange girl who just giggled at me when I tried to say a word to her came down and grabbed some strange looking green veg and rice, I eat the rice but she wasn't eating which was pretty weird, plus her taking pictures of me while I was eating was even weirder! I feel like an alien here as everyone stares.. it is the strangest feeling.
After lunch it was frustrating that I had no clue what I was doing but then after creating some more slides, she said I had used the wrong colour scheme and sent me another one! Oh well I'm sure it will get easier next time, I am told people who speak English will be in so fingers crossed!