I have been teaching fashion related subjects for several years now, and I have come across some very interesting students.
I have also managed to gain a reputation of being a scary teacher, or a bitch, or other nasty things, but most of the time, the students end up appreciating my no-bullshit methods. I've debated whether my expectations are too high, but I don't think they are.
Here is what I expect of my students:
* Turn up to class on time, looking awake
* Behave professionally in class (no cell phones, no sleeping)
* Do your homework
* Read the blogs I tell you to read
* Take an interest in fashion
I understand that some new fashion students don't know who Martin Margiela is (although you bloody well should) or Carine Roitfeld (seriously, you should know her), or what a pop up store is. These are things I can teach you, but I can't teach you to act like an adult. And it never ceases to amaze me how many students think they can rock in to class late, with a snobby attitude, and expect to get somewhere. Would you do the same thing if you were working at Vogue? No...read more