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Describe your collection's theme.: My collection's theme is based on the creative use of scrap materials, specifically, scrap yarn/fibers. I created a new textile by layering these scrap yarns between a base layer of linen and a top layer of mesh and then quilted them together using a long arm quilting machine.

What is your favorite part of the design process?: My favorite part of designing is creating my own textiles and the fiber processes that may include. Relating strictly to design, I enjoy construction the most because I can see the design come to life.

What are you inspired by?: I'm inspired by scrap materials and figuring out creative ways to use them for more eco-conscious designs. I draw design inspiration from architecture, mid-century modern furniture, Alexander Calder and ideals of Cubism.

Who is your favorite designer?: Pierre Cardin

What is your dream job?: Working with Daniel Silverstein at Zero Waste Daniel and/or other eco-conscious fashion companies.

Any hobbies outside of fashion design?: Being outdoors, volunteering for KDB, and doing art things related to Fibers (my second major.)

What are your plans after graduation?: I'm hoping to travel and intern for eco-conscious companies to build my knowledge of that side of the fashion industry.

What have you learned/any advice for other fashion design students?: Work, work, work. Keep up with your deadlines and stay in the studio as long as possible. If you leave, you'll most likely procrastinate and then it's all down hill from there.

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