Michael Rixon finished his Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion last year and is now interning as a costume maker for New Theatre Royal Costume Designer Naomi Gibbs.
The former Cams Hill School pupil said he found his course challenging yet rewarding, adding: “I loved my time Highbury and I really liked my tutor Tracy. Studying at the College was a good start to my career because it wasn’t easy and it made me work ready.”
Michael met Naomi Gibbs when she acted as a judge at Highbury College’s Creative Showcase, in which he won first place in the fashion category.
He was also delighted to exhibit his own designs at this year’s Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards, and is looking forward to starting university this September in Norwich.
He added: “Without Highbury I wouldn’t have got to work at the theatre and without that I wouldn’t have designed my own fashion show. I love my internship, there’s never a dull day. It’s relaxed and fun getting to help create items for different projects. It’s exciting knowing that the garments you are creating go around the world on tour. I would love to be the next high-end fashion designer.”
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