What is your background in sewing/designing?
I began sewing around the age of 15 and made my sophomore year homecoming dress. In high school, I attended classes at a local sewing store, at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Glassell School of Art and watched a lot of YouTube videos. I am now expanding my knowledge in the Fashion Design Program at the University of North Texas.
How did you incorporate custom printing into your collection?
The Taj Mahal interior is filled with intricate shapes, organic designs, and various tiles and stone. I had a hard time finding any fabrics that I think could work for this collection and wanted to just make my own patterns, shapes, and colors so I created designs in Adobe Illustrator and used Spoonflower to print them onto the Silky Faille fabric. The digital printing process helped me bring my images to life!
Where do you find your inspiration?
I find a lot of inspiration from my travels, paintings, and color schemes that really catch my eye.
What advice would you give to someone who is creating their first collection or designing for a runway show?
When creating your first collection it’s very exciting! It’s important to first plan out what season you will design for, who will be your customer, what market you are aiming for, and stay consistent with that. Cohesiveness is also important too! When designing for a runway show give yourself plenty of time and stay on top of schedule. There’s a lot that goes into a runway show and things always take longer than you think.
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