13:30 - 14:15
Creative Career Paths: A Panel Discussion with WYWB
Rachel, twenty-two graduated from the University of Manchester with a Masters degree in Mathematics in 2017.
When she was fourteen and studying for her GCSEs she had an idea for a dress which combined her love of fashion and Maths to create a world first dress using Combinatorics to solve a real world problem for women. This led to her launching her own womenswear brand, Careaux with her sister, Laura. The dress has a zip around the waist, enabling the dress to split into a top and a skirt. This allows the dress to have a different or same size top to bottom and you can interchange the tops and the skirts to create different styles, since the number of dresses= number of tops x number of skirts.
With this and her role as a STEM ambassador, she aims to showcase the limitless applications of Maths and how the skills learned from studying Maths have been vital to her launching her business. “I really want to demonstrate that just like solving a Maths problem, that with belief and determination you can achieve whatever you want to.”