About a year ago I was asked to speak for students at Lakes Community High School for their annual Writer's Week program, to show how to tell stories through fashion. I was honored to share my own personal story, how I got interested in the industry, how I started my career as a pattern maker, and show examples of my work. I also spoke more generally about the design process, how brands and fashion designers work through their inspiration, use colors and mood boards, to convey different ideas.
I also talked about how we tend to choose our own clothes to project a certain image, follow trends or set ourselves apart from others. This lead to an introduction of the Fashion Revolution #WhoMadeMyClothes movement, and my passion for ethical manufacturing and "slow fashion."
Hopefully my message inspired someone in the audience -- and I'm pleased to share highlights from this talk (edited down from an hour) for you!
Thank you to Lakes Community High School for this opportunity!
Videography by SitKip Productions