Meet Krasimira

University of East London - #BeTheNext​ Creator - Krasimira Stoyneva

Krasimira Stoyneva is an award-winning fashion designer who pioneers the use of new materials and campaigns against animal cruelty with her slogan WEAR HAIR NOT FUR.

From late bloomer...

Krasimira came to UEL as a mature student after moving to England from her native Bulgaria. Having initially studied fine art she wanted to develop a way to express her creativity in a more functional and focused context – an ambition that led her to study fashion.

Unsure of her final destination, she applied to UEL late in the year and received a place on the Foundation Year, providing her with the fundamental skills and academic training to progress onto a BA. Award winner

The experience was life-changing, leading her to win the Diversity Now ‘Highly Commended’ award and the Vogue & Muuse ‘Young Vision’ award soon after graduating with a first class degree.

Krasimira has since established her own fashion label and is gaining recognition for her use of a synthetic hair material that she developed as an alternative to fur. She now collaborates with musicians, writers and artists – including Sophie Tea – to push her designs forward, while also teaching and mentoring to pass on her knowledge to the next generation of fashion designers.

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Be the next creator

Follow in Krasimira's footsteps and find the course that will make you the next Creator - use the links below to find out more about Fashion, Art and Design and Performance courses at UEL.

BA (Hons) Fashion Design

This is a fast paced, hands on course amid the creative hub of East London, preparing students to take their place in the world of fashion.

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BA (Hons) Fashion Culture and Business

A humanities-orientated course that delivers a curriculum based on the growing emergence of social responsibility in the fashion industry.

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BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing

Learn how to retail, brand and merchandise a new fashion product using promotional and sales strategies: from concept stage to the high street.

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BA (Hons) Fashion Buying, Merchandising & Innovation

This course introduces you to responsibilities and develop your understanding of the skills that are required for working as a buyer within fashion.

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