Web Designer for a university, professor of Fashion History at the same university Place of Work/University:
BA in Art History from a state university in NJ, MA in Arts Management from same university, MA in Fashion & Textile Studies from the Fashion Institute of TechnologyFavorite Fashion Designer:
Callot Souers, Madame Gres Care to share any of your work?:
Small thumbnails of some of my projects: Why you want to be a designer:
I'm a bit different in that I don't actually 'want' to be a designer, but I definitely enjoy sewing, designing, and knitting. I enjoy teaching fashion to students, but I'm not necessarily interested in having my own line. At least, not at this point in time. Comments or thoughts about fashion design:
I absolutely love fashion/sewing, and have felt this way my entire life. I'm fairly young (mid/late 20s) and my life is "settling" down into a job and field that combines my love of fashion and the arts. This is a big step for me as it feels as if my education and hard work has brought me to what I had originally wanted to do.
In my spare time, I sew for myself, knit for myself, knit for gifts, and also do lots of embroidery. I wish I had even more time for all of these projects, but with real life and a job, it's tough.
Fashion history is super important in my every day life because it helps me understand what has already been done, and it also inspires me in my work. I want my students to understand and recognize most (if not all!) designers of the past, along with the fashionable silhouettes and beauty standards of each time period.