We’re so excited to introduce you to our newest intern Emily! Emily and Bri met through a mutual friend, and immediately connected from their mutual ties to North Dakota State University and Kappa Delta. Emily is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textile Design and will be receiving college level credits for her work at Bri Seeley this summer. Welcome Emily!!!
Q: Why did you decide to study fashion?
A: My interest in fashion started as simple curiosity. I enjoyed looking through my teen magazines and studying the style stories. I always enjoyed the unique combinations of colors and garments. Then, I took a few fashion related classes in high school that introduced me to careers in fashion. I like to study fashion because it is ever changing and always morphing into something new. I like this change and the fast pace of the industry. There is never a dull moment. I stay invested because I am always looking forward to new designs and trends that appear or are recycled in the fashion world.
Q: Was there someone or something in life that influenced your opinion on fashion?
A: Thus far, my greatest influence concerning fashion is the many travels I have taken around Europe and the United States. In different countries and places, people live different lifestyles that call for different fashion. I like observing these differences and realizing the purpose for different styles. The different styles I have seen during my travels are all unique and express individuality. Elements from all these styles influence my fashion design.
Q: As you approach your graduation date, what is the most valuable thing you have learned in school?
A: From my years spent in college, I have learned the value of surrounding yourself by a dedicated and supportive community. Good community supports and inspires a person. The community I have built around me encourages me to follow my passions, believe in myself, and be confident to do what I want to do. Without the reassurance of my community, I might not have overcome some of my fears and accomplished what I have thus far in life. As I move on from college and into the next chapter of my life, I will take effort to keep surrounding myself with a good community.
Q: What would be your dream career?
A: Right now my dream career is to be a Senior Designer at Target Corporation. Already, however, interning for Bri Seeley is opening my perspective to more opportunities and career paths to follow.
Q: Tell us a little about your personal style.
A: My personal style exudes a spirit for adventure-I wear bright colors to grab attention and brighten my day. Comfort is a high priority in my wardrobe. I do not like feeling restricted in my clothing. The pieces I wear are casual, laid back, and very practical. I try to avoid black-when the world is full of so many colors, why wear the darkest one?
Q: Who do you feel has had the greatest influence on you when it comes to fashion?
A: My History of Fashion class has influenced me the most. I enjoy looking at past fashions and seeing how they have transformed to today. The accomplishments of Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Armani, amongst others all inspire me.
Q: What’s one thing in your closet you couldn’t live without?
A: I couldn’t live without my favorite pair of American Eagle jeans. They are ultimately comfortable, and it feels good to slide into a pair of pants with such great fit. They make me feel good.
Q: What’s something you wish you could have in your closet?
A: More shoes! I am getting into a loafers craze and would enjoy some Coach loafers in my closet.
Q: What’s your favorite fashion trend for the quickly approaching summer?
A: Ombre colors, especially in high-low skirts. And of course, in the pantone color of the year Emerald.
Q: Finally, what’s one thing you really hope to take from this internship?
A: I hope to build on my knowledge of patterning and garment construction. Versatile knowledge of pattern drafting and garment construction is a key tool in being independent and creative with designing.