By: Andre’ Moses
For anyone who knows me, they know that I want to be a fashion designer…so bad. I have known what I’ve wanted to major in since I was a freshman in high school. When I found out that Eastern had a fashion related program, Apparels, Textiles, and Merchandising, I cried tears of joy. Not literally, but figuratively of course.
I came to Eastern super pumped to finally go to school and be a “fashion” major. My freshman year, I immediately immersed myself in whatever I possibly could to learn more about what it takes to become a fashion designer. My first month here, I volunteered to work backstage at one of Eastern’s biggest fashion shows, the Fashionality show, put on by the student organization Fashionality. Being backstage was so eye-opening, surreal, and most of all, motivating. I didn’t know how to sew during that time, but my next semester, the basic sewing class for my program taught me. With those newly learned skills, I embarked on a fashion journey that leads me to where I am today.
Ever since I volunteered backstage and helped other designers dress their models, I have taken part as a designer in many fashion shows here on campus, ran by Fashionality, my program, and also another student organization Fashion Avenue. I’ve taken classes here that have taught me so much when it comes to designing clothing (pattern making, computerized fashion design, history of haute couture) and how to break into the fashion industry as a designer. With graduating in December, I feel prepared, excited, and a little anxious to really get into the “real world” and start trying to make a name for myself. However, with everything I have learned here, I am ready to go out and reach my dreams.
Do you want to see some of the clothing I have made? It’s your lucky day! Take a look: