Wrong Direction

Updated: Jun 29, 2018



A Fashion Major,

at one of the countries top art schools, Virginia Commonwealth University. I was ecstatic to be chosen, I felt like the "elite few". I remember receiving my letter

of acceptance and knowing this was the beginning of showing the world my great fashion sense. To make a long story short,

as fashion student at VCU we shared an entire floor with Interior Design students.

I remember seeing their student showcases and thinking "I would change this color and move this sofa here". I was so fascinated with the thought of dressing a room like dressing a body, layer by layer.

It wasn't until our class trip to New York to visit Mood Fabrics, one of New York's largest fabric stores. Some of the world's best designers have stepped foot in this place. I went to New York with plans to purchase yards and yards of silk dupioni, lace and crystal appliques to complete my senior collection. This collection would be a collection of the most sophisticated ballroom gowns any VCU falculty had ever seen, and then it happened. I wondered away from the group and discovered Mood had an entire floor (Yep, there are levels to this awesomeness) dedicated to Home Fabrics.




"I've always thought I would be a world-renowned fashion designer, then I discovered the home decor section of the fabric store."



It was then I knew, there was no way I could un-see what I saw. The prints, the textures, it all made me smile inside; that same feeling I felt when opening my letter of acceptance; yep, I felt it all over again. By the end of the day I was trying to figure out a way to make an entire evening collection out of Home fabrics. It didn't quite work out that way, during our senior critiques, my professors were not impressed (you can tell by the look on my face, I wasn't happy either). I ended up getting the silk and the lace. However, God definitely used that experience to plant a seed that I would not be able to walk away from easily.


Senior Critque, were my dreams were shattered, well really not really, just delayed for a bit.




" I was so fascinated with the thought of dressing a room like dressing a body, layer by layer."

-Katrina

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