Our special occasion class would not be so special without this next designer! Her unique personality, and intricate yet sensual creativity has inspired me in many ways! Julia Kuturov is smart, kind-hearted and hard-working. She has worked tirelessly to succeed in the presidential scholars organization while being on the executive board for the chabad club at FIT! I wanted to hear a bit more about her experiences and ask her some interesting questions!
Here is our interview:
reality shows, and no Bratz Passion for Fashion yet, and his may sound
silly, but my first encounter with the term fashion designer was in a
“who do you want to be when you grow up?” book given to me on my
birthday. I read the description for fashion designer and the rest is
I began interning in the fashion industry when I was 16, and every
summer after that, so to date, 7 internships/freelances plus one this
spring semester. I’ve interned at an accessories company, a Broadway
costume company (I got to see production of the Radio City Christmas
Spectacular costumes), a knitwear company, Yigal Azrouel, a children’s
wear company, and Oscar de la Renta. Seems very random, but I call it
eclectic. I got a taste of everything and now know in what kind of
environment I’d like to work–I enjoy close knit, small companies.
My inspiration for my thesis collection was architecture. I am
immensely inspired by lines and curves, as the possibilities are
I draw personal inspiration from ordinary “renaissance women” who work
hard to do it all–being a good person, having a job, family, hobbies,
and dreams…all while looking great.
3 words to describe yourself:
Sometimes I wish that….I were just a little bit taller.
I have many goals! Hard to choose. One of them would be raising
fashion design students; 1. Treat yourself well while you’re in
school, i.e. eat and drink on time and well. 2. Don’t waste time
binge-watching on Netflix–you’ll pay for it later by pulling
all-nighters! 3. Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself with a
project–and don’t let a professor intimidate you into doing something
simpler (within reason, of course). You’re in school to learn how to
do all the awesome stuff, and no one will teach you how once you’re in
that life always brings. You never know what might happen.
Whats next for you ?