I was recently interviewed by Katelyn Doyle for an alumni newsletter piece for my alma mater, The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago. I'm sharing some of my answers as an "insight" into how I'm inspired and how I work. Where do you draw inspiration from? Everywhere. I “people-watch” on the train, read lots of magazines,…Read more
The Chicago Pattern Maker: Xochil Herrera Scheer is a professional product developer, passionate about ethical sourcing and manufacturing, and Made In USA products. She is involved in the fashion community through connecting resources, sharing experiences, and professional development events. Xochil is a lover of slow fashion, collaboration, and is always game for a peanut butter dessert.
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I was interviewed by The Real Chicago about re-styling garments as the Design and Re-Styling manager at the Chicago boutique, Eliana Lily. I discuss the process of working with clients to bring new life to their treasured and oftentimes expensive or sentimental items, from bridesmaid dresses to fur coats and heirloom items.Read more
I was mentioned by Melissa Turner in an interview with writer Jennifer Berg, in this article that appeared in NEWCITY CHICAGO on 6/13/2006. First Fashionista: A conversation with Melissa Turner, Chicago's new fashion director Jennifer Berg Last week, Mayor Daley announced the formation of Chicago's Fashion Advisory Council, a group dedicated to keeping local…Read more
I had the opportunity to produce a fashion show at the Foundation Room at House of Blues Chicago, while still a student. I created looks using re-designed t-shirts, hats, accessories and other materials, and invited two of my friends and classmates, Crystal Ocegueda and Casey Cox, to join me. After the show, we had our…Read more