Brooklyn, New York
Every person in every industry cares about what they put on their body and how they present themselves to the world, whether it’s their most colorful, avant-garde or minimalist, neutral self. Design, for me, became an outlet to make that notion a reality not only as an artistic release, but to hopefully help others feel confident, transform their image, or be the most authentic version of themselves. I went to a very academically driven high school where the norm was to pursue business, finance, engineering, or medicine, but I always felt happiest and least stressed when I was in my sewing class. Growing up in New Jersey, living in New York City was my ultimate dream, and realizing that pursuing fashion design could be a reality for me, there was no other choice but to attend FIT. I design for those who are confident and assertive in their beliefs and who they are as individuals, and Sportswear is the most diverse and flexible specialization for me to create.