Romanian Alexandru Adam, who has own fashion label in London, dismisses talk of Romanians swamping the NHS
"I really liked the education system," says the 32-year-old multi-disciplinary designer. "I liked the way people were looking at things and the way the student wasn’t treated as someone to be looked down on."
A few years later, after attending university in Bucharest, Adam decided to return to the UK to continue his education. Having secured a place at Central Saint Martins in London to study product design, he deferred for a year so that he could earn – and borrow – enough to fund his undergraduate degree. He followed it with an MA in fashion at the Royal College of Art and a stint working for Thierry Mugler in Paris before returning to London, where he now has his own accessories label.