I’m Isabelle and I am a freshman at Parsons School of Design. I am a cross disciplinary artist pursuing a degree in fashion design. I’ve had experience in digital and clothing design and I’ve studied and practiced fine art for many years. I respect and appreciate music and videography as art forms and use them as inspiration for my style and art. Music 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 represents my life story.
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’m currently working at a clothing brand where I work on the creation of garments and I do 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 have aided in my career.
After learning about Transparency Index’s in the fashion industry and how little companies reveal about their materials and production, I want to create a company that uses only natural materials that aren’t harmful to the environment, is sourced out of America with fare labor conditions, and is environmentally friendly. My future plan is to prove that fabric can be good quality, inexpensive, and safe for the environment. I want to facilitate factories that use electricity, water, and labor saving equipment so that waste is lowered and controlled while maintaining safe working conditions for my 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 that don’t harm the environment while being well made and timeless.