Working for Bayo was such an amazing experience and I'm forever thankful that I was a part of it. I'm not a fashion student (though I wish I was) so I don't exactly know how things were done in the industry. I'll admit that I am a fan of fashion; I read magazines, browse style books, read blogs, and make sure my outfits are alright whenever I go somewhere. Being able to see how things were done in the industry made me interested in learning more about fashion.
Our assignments on the first week were fun. We were briefed on merchandising; from brainstorming, designing, choosing color schemes, fabric pieces, etc. Clar and I helped out in picking fabrics for the next collection (so. many. fabrics. so. many. pieces. to. choose. from. It was a bit overwhelming) and we also looked for fashion concepts and inspiration for our Mood Board, which we presented on our "Graduation Day".
We also assisted in a photoshoot, which was my most favorite assignment. Clar, my Bayo partner-in-crime, and I styled some outfits out of some pieces from the next collection. The following week, we were assigned in different Bayo branches. I was one of the assistants in Shangri-la. We dressed up mannequins, assisted customers, and learned about visual merchandising.
It was such a fun experiene, and I'm so glad to have met so many wonderful people. Until next time, Bayo! :)