Former ETS Student

An update on a former ETS student, who graduated from the Art Institute of Philadelphia this past December with her Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design: Jessica attended last year’s New York Bridal Fashion Week in conjunction with her second internship. Over the last couple of years, she has been heavily involved in special events related to her schoolwork. As an honors student, she was often asked to design and/or show designs at various fashion shows and events in Philadelphia. Some of those included showcasing steampunk designs at a S.T.E.A.M.punk Expo held at Morris Arboretum (2015) and the annual PhashionPhest (2015) show. She also created a design that was a part of a fashion show for Subaru Cherry Blossom festival (2016) alongside a previous menswear design inspired by the video game Assassin’s Creed. Both of these looks were presented at a more exclusive promo event for the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Loews Hotel in center city Philadelphia (2016). She was also recognized for her participation in a design contest alongside the Mummers (2015). Additionally, she worked with high end design company Oscar de la Renta one on one with the bridal collection. Jessica also interned with New York based bridal company Pas de Deux Bridal. Bridal was her main interest from the beginning and followed through all the way to her senior collection, where she completed the six month process of creating all original designs from scratch for a bridal party, including a bridal gown with removable sheer skirt, two bridesmaid dresses, and a flower girl dress inspired by the secret flower language used in the Victorian Era. She attended the most recent New York Fashion Week, which is the biggest, most prestigious group of fashion shows in the country and one of the biggest in the world. She looks forward to a career in fashion.

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