I have been interested in pursuing a career in fashion design since I was about 13 or 14 years old. I think the idea of working with fabric especially appealed to me because unlike most mediums fabric could move like a liquid which I always thought was the most beautiful thing.
Ever since I became interested in it I took every opportunity I could to educate myself more. I took many Saturday classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology in high school, as well as fashion marketing classes in my regular school. The summer of my senior year I took a pre-college course at the Rhode Island School of Design majoring in fashion and the next summer I took my first unpaid internship in Manhattan and have been interning ever since.
It was at RISD that I learned how fashion could be more than design, it could be translated into art, it could be sculpture. That gave me hope, I was growing worried that fashion was too big of an industry to be anything but business but I became inspired. I was, and still am, hopeful that I’ll one day find a job that will let me express and explore my point of view without too much worry over things like market trends and whats selling the most.
As a designer I would like to represent my generation. I think the fact that we are living in a world dominated by technology is something not explored enough in fashion. I would like to be the voice of the people who have grown up influenced by computers and by having endless information available to us from the time we were children.