Describe your collection's theme.: A unisex collection inspired by the architectural lines of modern buildings and influenced by Japanese aesthetic principles and philosophies, such as Wabi-Sabi; embracing imperfections, duality and minimalism.
The collection incorporates 3D and laser technology. Resin printed buckles on the garments allowing them to be versatile and adjustable to eliminate fashion waste as well as making them more diverse.
What is your favorite part of the design process?: Research and ideation
What are you inspired by?: Architecture, sculpture, culture (old and new) as well as philosophy
Who is your favorite designer?: Virgil Abloh, Issey Miyaki & Yohji Yamamoto
What is your dream job?: Ideally starting my own brand; St MARINO or leading a creative and influential brand
Any hobbies outside of fashion design?: Makeup
Creative Direction for campaigns and photo shoots
Backpacking the world
What are your plans after graduation?: Taking a relaxing and adventurous break!
Planning my next move while my mind is clear.
What have you learned/any advice for other fashion design students?: You can learn anything the more you research it and the more you do it!
So, do not give up just because it seems impossible at the beginning.
I did not know how to sew a seam when I came to UNT and now I take pride in my construction and how I'm bringing my ideas and sketches to life.
Most importantly, make connections and be a nice person!