Describe your collection's theme.: My collection is inspired by the vibrant city of Guanajuato. The mexican city is splayed with numerous colors and beautiful architecture. I designed my collection in a way that mimics the many passageways, colors, culture, and shapes in the city.
What is your favorite part of the design process?: My favorite part of the design process has to be sketching. Each brush stroke, pen mark, streak of color is important to just getting my mind running with ideas. Some sketches make it, some don't, the process of what goes and what doesn't is pretty interesting to me. And if I was really honest with myself is the experimentation that occurs. It's frustrating and invigorating. When creating your own designs especially things that haven't been done before you come across difficulties, but going through the troubleshooting and headaches can be very rewarding in the end.
What are you inspired by?: I am inspired by cultures around the world, their color schemes, shapes, and patterns. Cityscapes are also very fascinating to me, walking down a city streets I am in awe of manmade structures and architecture.
Who is your favorite designer?: Ellie Saab is incredible. I love her delicate designs that almost always includes some kind of floral aspect. She designs in a way that a model walks taller and more regal.
Another designer that I find incredibly interesting is Jerry Lorenzo, founder of the Fear of God company, he creates and designs transparent on his beliefs.
What is your dream job?: My ultimate dream job would be creating, designing, and working with an amazing team whilst ALWAYS having fun.
Any hobbies outside of fashion design?: My hobbies outside of fashion design include: reading, making food, & outside adventuring
What are your plans after graduation?: My plans after graduation are gaining a few more years of industry experience hopefully working in LA or Seattle.
But for sure scheduling a lot of mini vacations.
What have you learned/any advice for other fashion design students?:
1. Time Manage!
2. Use All the Coupons
3. Time Manage!
4. Be Nice to Everyone (Connections are key!)
5. Eat Something