Tara graduated from the University of Arts London with a degree in Menswear, and has since become a Creative Trend Analyst at fashion tech start-up EDITD. She uses data from market analytics to curate reports on current and future fashion trends. Her twitter username is @Tara_Drury
Who has been your biggest inspiration?
As corny as it sounds I would have to say my mother. Her career is vastly different to mine but her principals are the same - hard work and determination. She built her business from scratch and has done phenomenally well. She has overcome so many obstacles and continues to do well in her business. She has been a great role model to me growing up and I hope to be as successful one day in the future.
Can you briefly describe your journey into tech?
After Uni I started my typical fashion journey interning at various different companies in Paris and London. The fashion industry is brutal and while I learnt a lot about the industry, not receiving any recognition for the work you do does start to get a little tough. I decided that forecasting and trends was the area that I wanted to next explore and was fortunate enough to land an internship at EDITD, a fairly new fashion tech start-up at the time. The company was exciting and full of young inspiring people. The combination of fashion and tech was not something I had seen before and something I was proud to be a partt of. I worked hard and eventually became a full time employee.
What has been the proudest moment of your career so far?
Part of working for a start-up is learning to adapt and roll with the punches. My job has changed so drastically since I started, and while I have achieved a lot during that time, I am most proud of my ability to change and adjust, learning skills I now consider invaluable within my industry. I stuck it out and have learnt to be creative in a whole new way.
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