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Hailey Thornton

My point of view as a designer is that of a black woman who has struggled to exceed the expectations that other have put on me. I think this makes me unique because I can learn from my experiences and channel my emotions into my work. Some of my design influences are Christian Dior and Alexander McQueen. I am inspired by these designers because as men, they represent the minority as fashion designers. They pursued their passions despite what others told them they should do and became some of the world’s most recognized fashion designers to this day. My design aesthetic is classic and comfortable with a sexy edge. I like to mix dark and light colors with clean lines and a little bit of texture. My work is unique because of the prospective I can bring to my designs that I gained through my life experiences. Being a black female designer, I think I can bring a unique prospective to the fashion industry because there are so widely known few black designers. 

Designer Interview

Describe your point of view as a designer:

My point of view as a designer is that of a black woman who has struggled to exceed the expectations that others have put on me. I think this makes me unique because I can learn from my experiences and channel my emotions into my work. 

Who are your design influences? 

Some of my design influences are Christian Dior and Alexander McQueen. I am inspired by these designers because as men, they represent the minority as fashion designers. They pursued their passions despite what others told them they should do and became some of the world’s most recognized fashion designers to this day. 

What is your design aesthetic? 

My design aesthetic is classic and comfortable with a sexy edge. I like to mix dark and light colors with clean lines and a little bit of texture. 

How is your work unique?  

My work is unique because of the perspective I can bring to the designs that I gained through my life experiences. Being a black female designer, I think I can bring a unique perspective to the fashion industry because there are so widely known few black designers.