Fashion design graduate scores paid internship

Otago Polytechnic fashion design graduate Ivy Jackson-Mee is set to head for Auckland for a paid...
Otago Polytechnic fashion design graduate Ivy Jackson-Mee is set to head for Auckland for a paid internship with a major label after graduating yesterday. Photo: Gregor Richardson.
Otago Polytechnic fashion design graduate Ivy Jackson-Mee had an extra reason to celebrate her graduation yesterday, after getting a paid internship as the first step in her career.

Ms Jackson-Mee (21) applied for the internship at fashion label WORLD while completing her course, using designs she had developed in her third year, and found out recently she had been accepted.

"I was speechless," she said of the news.

Originally from Auckland, she  came to Dunedin because she had heard the fashion course here was the best.

"If I’d done something else I might not have got this opportunity."

Her designs were for women of various shapes, sizes and cultures.

"It’s important for women to feel beautiful, no matter what their size or shape."

WORLD director Denise L’Estrange-Corbet said the company chose Ms Jackson-Mee because her end-of-year capsule was a good insight into her work.

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