How old were you when you made your first garment?
Six years old.
What did you make?
Clothes for my dolls.
Did you wear your own designs?
Yes. I started making clothes for myself when I was 9 years old.
What was your favorite among your early creations?
I made a pair of pants. They were striped and color blocked. They made a statement. I’m not quite sure what they said but they said it boldly. 😎
What is your favorite textile?
I like to work with leather-like and other materials that can hold a 3D shape.
Do you design accessories as well as apparel?
Yes. I have made jewelry from unconventional materials. I have also made purses/bags.
Who inspired you to become a designer?
My Mother and Grandmother.
Do you currently work in the fashion industry?
Yes. I manage an online fashion publication and design apparel and accessories for my label, GSyndicates.
What is your goal for your design career?
I want to be named among the fashion moguls of the Midwest.