When the decision was made to go back to school and follow my dreams of becoming a designer, I totally overlooked that I would be dealing with a lot of fractions. It's like the Old MacDonald Song, except I'm singing, "with a 1/2 inch here and a 1/2 inch there." Garment construction is all about precise measurements.
I feel that my first impression of a designer was to sketch amazing art pieces that would be seen in Vogue or similar type of editorials and fashion shows across the world. Next, would be super fabulous clothing and be a tad (nah, super 😨) crazy like Miranda from The Devil Wears Prada.
To be quite honest, I was afraid of the person I was going to be after my education. I thought my new career path was going to lead me to the fun new title called "bitch".
I knew that wasn't my style or how I would run things. I’m a designer for the people as I’m one of them, too. Couture designer… Ms. Jessica Bazan? Hmm… I do love me some pretties and velvet (Chanel = I will do ANYTHING! 😆).
The true job of a fashion designer is to solve problems, which means I will definitely be having more dates and one-on-ones with fractions.
Whether I'm a fashion house or a mass market brand, the end goal is the same: I want to help others by providing quality American-made clothing, well-priced garments, and give fellow Americans job security.
There is a void out there for women that are demanding clothing options that better fit their beautiful bodies. I've devoted myself and design pleasing aesthetics to bring fashions for the curvaceous side in ourselves.
Who said that fashion trends must originate from a particular size?
My fashion icon, Oscar de la Renta, once stated, “Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.”
Let's embrace our curves with beautiful clothing! Together, let's challenge what is considered the norm in the fashion realm.
Until next time fashionistas,