My designs are inspired by Patricia Taborn's Modeling Agency, a nonprofit that dedicated to providing an alternative extracurricular activity for children where they are encouraged to express themselves, explore different venues and channel their energy toward positive causes. I chose this nonprofit because I am a firm believer in advocating for high self-esteem in youth. I believe if the encouragement and support being when they are young then they will be better equipped for what the world throws at them.
In my ready-to-wear look, I captured the spirit of the nonprofit by creating a lightweight jumpsuit that portrays a free-spirited individual that has a passion for fashion. In my couture look, you can see the nonprofit’s mission come through in the highly detailed gown that represents and portrays total confidence and elegance.