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An Nghiệm

"I had never seen casualwear so elevated and distinctive in the United States, and this inspired me to pursue fashion design seriously."

"I hope to reach my own level of success in whatever career in the fashion industry I choose in the future."

"After I take some time for myself after graduating, I want to explore as many career options as I can and see where I can go from there."

 

 

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My Story

I was visiting Viet Nam in January before the pandemic had started. My friend recommended spots for me to visit while I was in Ho Chi Minh City, and I came across a building that was home to several local fashion brands. I was fascinated about each fashion brand’s unique identity and how it reflected in their store environment. Aeie Studios stood out the most to me, and I was deeply inspired by their creative innovations for each garment. I had never seen casualwear so elevated and distinctive in the United States, and this inspired me to pursue fashion design seriously.
 

The biggest takeaway that I learned in my time as an ADM major is to manage your time as efficiently as possible and make sure to give yourself well-deserved rest. Learning fashion design has shown me that it is a time-consuming process, and it’s important to know how to allocate my time. I came to this conclusion when I realized that sewing was not the longest part of the design process, but rather it was patternmaking. It’s a process that I continue to appreciate as an outlet of creating the garments I want.
 

I see myself working in a different career path, with fashion design and styling as a side hobby or freelance job. I don’t see myself sticking to one job in the fashion industry and outside of it either. After I take some time for myself after graduating, I want to explore as many career options as I can and see where I can go from there.  

I am inspired by someone I’ve met online who works as a stylist. They are constantly delivering fresh looks in a variety of fashion media such as magazines, music videos, and live performances. I hope to reach my own level of success in whatever career in the fashion industry I choose in the future.