Yelayny Placencia

FOF Graduates Collection

Yelayny Placencia

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Special Occasion

Ever since I was a little girl, I have been in love with the idea of self expression through art, to be able to create something with my own hands and communicate an idea. I’m usually inspired by my Dominican roots: dance, music, color, and dreams. My design process involves envisioning the aesthetic that I want to achieve with accessories, hair, makeup, and shoes. My aesthetic celebrates femininity, fierceness, and boldness. I chose Special Occasion because love the complexity of the haute couture techniques, and how through fabric experimentation, I can create one-of-a-kind garments.

Instagram: @yelaynyplacencia

FIT, State University of New York

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