I’m Isabelle and I am a sophomore at Parsons School of Design. I am a cross disciplinary artist pursuing a degree in fashion design. As much as I love designing and making clothing, I really enjoy digital design, fine art, photography, and videography. All these art forms and more are inspiration for my style and art. Music in specific motivates me to use my creativity to make an impact and a statement. Just like music, my art is a reflection of who I am as a person and often represents an aspect of my life.
I’ve had a couple jobs that have given me great experience and a first hand look into what it’s like to work for certain types of companies and industries. I volunteered at a hospital gift shop where I learned about sales and maintaining a shop. I also worked at a restaurant where I learned about communication and working as a team. For a year I worked at the RISD Museum where I learned about curating and hosting public events. I interned at a small, high end clothing company where I worked on the creation of garments. I was trusted with running errands such as picking up clothing pieces, fabric, and embellishments for different projects. I’ve also had entrepreneurial experience from running my own jewelry business and doing clothing commissions. All of these jobs have taught me valuable skills that will help me in any future endeavors.
As of now, my future goal is to start a company that uses only natural materials and dyes that aren’t harmful to the environment, is sourced out of America with fare labor conditions, and is environmentally friendly. I want to prove that fabric can be good quality and safe for the environment. I want to own factories that use electricity, water, and labor saving equipment so that waste is lowered and controlled while maintaining safe working conditions for the employees. My goal is to own a farm that harvests materials such as seeds and cotton, a factory that turns those materials into fabric, and a design house that uses that fabric to create garments. I want to cut out the carbon emissions, fuel, and time waste that comes with shipping thread, fabric, and clothing from one country to another by having all these parts made and produced in America, ideally on the same plot of land. I want this process to be as least abusive to the environment as possible while producing products of great quality with timeless designs.
I hope you enjoy looking at my portfolio.
Here is the link to the post with all of my fashion and jewelry work.