Hastings on Hudson, New York
I believe that art and design are the greatest forms of self-expression. I feel that I can be audaciously myself and communicate my identity to the world through my designs. I want to be a fashion designer because I want to create a tangible piece of art for others to wear confidently, expressing their own identities. I strive to design conceptual garments that push boundaries and make people think, while conveying the message that everyone is unique and beautiful no matter the shape, size, gender, sexuality, race, and age. Beauty is subjective, not objective. I decided to choose the Knitwear specialization to challenge beauty ideals as well as knitwear norms. I want to create knitwear that no one has ever seen or thought of before.