Iris Kim

"With fast fashion becoming a more popular choice among consumers, many big brands and even designer brands have ripped off and poorly imitated the designs of smaller artists"

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My Story

My favorite class at SFSU was my ADM561 Historical Costumes class because I loved the real world exposure Professor Sofia Dangerfield provided for us. She brought in an array of designers, big and small, who made a name for themselves with non-mainstream and mainstream fashion. She also brought in Levi’s interns in my age group to explain to us how they got the internship and what their roles entailed. This was super awesome, applicable to real life, and local to the area. I loved the class subject itself and the way the curriculum was taught. Her class gave me a lot of clarity and confidence on how to go after the career I want.

The biggest takeaway from my experience as an ADM major is that there is so much convoluted corruption that has sunk its teeth in this industry on so many levels.

I would change the integrity of designs. With fast fashion becoming a more popular choice among consumers, many big brands and even designer brands have ripped off and poorly imitated the designs of smaller artists. I would change it by creating some kind of fashion association that set up rights for ownership of designs as well as proper repercussions for businesses who are caught stealing other people’s work with no warning, compensation, or recognition.