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"I was always looking at her scrapbooks and spent hours drawing my own creations”

"You have to stand by your own creations and ideas"

Amsterdam Fashion Institute - Emma Hersbach, Student

Emma has been crazy about fashion ever since she was a child. “I had a friend whose mother studied at the predecessor of AMFI. Her stories made me really enthusiastic. I was always looking at her scrapbooks and spent hours drawing my own creations.”

Studying at AMFI was a dream - but the closer she got to her dream, the more anxious she became. “I found it all pretty scary.” Over the years, however, Emma’s self-confidence has grown. “You should not compare yourself to others. You have to stand by your own creations and ideas.”

She loves to combine them with journalism. An unexpected turn? “No, I want to tackle social and cultural topics, and combine them with what I’ve learnt at AMFI.”