When I was in sixth grade, my uncle was dating a woman who worked as a womenswear designer. Upon meeting her, my parents told her I was interested in fashion design, referencing the paper towel dresses I had made for my Barbies earlier that week. She graciously offered to give me a tour of her office’s headquarters in NYC and walked me through the entire process of creating a garment—from initial conceptualization to the final product. That day was a turning point for me, as I had the opportunity to witness the industry I loved in action, gaining an insight that, to this day, is still one my most valued and treasured experiences. Seeing firsthand the love, labor, and creative problem-solving that went into each garment is not only a fond memory but the very thing that drives me in my pursuit of fashion design.


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What is the one idea that you want to impart to everyone in the world?

Fashion allows us to articulate different perspectives in one of the most open and expressive ways. Whether purposeful or incidental, the clothes we wear say something about us, and it is up to us to decide exactly what we want to say and how we want to say it.


What’s your favorite quote?

“The people who are crazy enough to think they

can change the world are the ones who do.”

— Steve Jobs


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