I explore intersectionality, activism, and sustainability in fashion through a human-centered/community oriented approach.
Beyond my experiences in design and raw materials, my ethos is a commitment to positive change in the fashion industry. I recently graduated Summa Cum Laude at Kent State with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Design.
The New Frontier
My new NFT collection of footwear looks at the wild west, sci-fi, and the cultures we take with us as we venture into a new era of the metaverse.
Thinkings & Doings
With the emergence of COVID 19 and continued racial discrimination, the fashion industry’s ability to survive is hanging on by a thread. The values the fashion has set are being challenged and the call for inclusivity is slowly rising. With the fast model of fashion, companies and universities must ask themselves if they will make time and devote the resources to work to create new pathways for all.
Tackling sustainability and our ever-changing identity in fashion is, to most, an oxymoron. The question all sustainable brands must consider is “how do we create trends and communities that consumers can continue to participate in while not feeding into fast fashion?” The issue is, for many people fashion is a signifier of who they are in that moment, and fast fashion (whether designer or ready to wear), is the most accessible way to reach that. Since sustainable clothing has a long way to go in inclusion, equity, affordability, and a diverse range of styles, it leaves the majority unable to fully embrace the idea.