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March For A Cause / Student Responses

April 03, 2019

March For A Cause / Student Responses

March For A Cause

How is it already April? As we wrap up March for a Cause, we wanted to share with you some highlights from students to get an inside scoop at the Apparel Program and to learn their perspective / story.

This program is a collaboration between Clementines and the Apparel Program at Seattle Central College

Interviews below: 

What’s your name?
Soohyun Park

How did you find out about the Fashion Design Program at SCC?Online. Google. I typed “fashion design college in Seattle”

What dreams would you like to pursue once you've completed your degree?
Launch own label and sell them.  Be owner/fashion designer of my own brand.

What part of the program, or the people you met there, challenged, changed or inspired your creative vision?
All the project and assignment is challenge. As a student, nothing was easy for me. But the people I have met in the program, everyone is so inspirational and open minded. They encourage each other and we cheer for each other to finish projects we are assigned. I learn possive mind when i doubt about myself. The positive mind set and faith in myself and hardwork towards the goal was life changing lesson that I got from the program. That three value removed all the skeptical thoughts what bothered me for being creative.

Who would you recommend this program to? What would you tell them about it?
Anybody who interest in fashion. I would tell them... if you are ready to work hard for ur dream, get in the program! It is worth it for two year long effort.

Comments:
Thanks for donation for our school

 

What’s your name?
Kai-Chen Wu

How did you find out about the Fashion Design Program at SCC?
Online

What dreams would you like to pursue once you've completed your degree?
Working in fashion/apparel industry

What part of the program, or the people you met there, challenged, changed or inspired your creative vision?
I changed my perspective from chasing perfection to working efficiently.

Who would you recommend this program to? What would you tell them about it?
I did recommend this program to my friends and they are also in the program now.

Comments:
It is a challenging program. I am glad that I did told myself to finish it even though I had an idea to only finish the first year. Thanks this program makes me grow not only how to make clothing, but also how to communicate and time managing. Name

 

What’s your name?
Ace Kieffer

How did you find out about the Fashion Design Program at SCC?
Word of mouth

What dreams would you like to pursue once you've completed your degree?
Turn my passion for clothing into a career

What part of the program, or the people you met there, challenged, changed or inspired your creative vision?
Constant feedback from classmates and instructors. Equipment & facilities to realize ideas. Being surrounded by people with a shared interest.

Who would you recommend this program to? What would you tell them about it?
Anyone looking to gain a well rounded set of technical skills to enter the apparel industry. It's not an easy program so you must be dedicated and serious about it. The pre-requisite classes are a really great way to learn the fundamentals and get an idea if the program is right for you.

Comments:
I was in the apparel industry, on the design side, prior to the program. I started taking the pre-requisite classes with no sewing or patternmaking experience at all, just wanting to learn a bit and wasn't initially really planning on pursuing the program. But as I went through the pre-reqs, my interest and motivation grew and it felt right to continue into the full program. I'm just now finishing up the 2nd (of 6) quarter and feel like I've already learned so much.

 

What’s your name?
Erin Charbonneau

How did you find out about the Fashion Design Program at SCC?
I was touring campus after just moving here from Anchorage, Alaska. I was looking into going back to school but at the time I was studying graphic design. I spoke with Al Souma one of the counselors at the time and he told me about the program and informed me that graphic design wasn't the path I wanted to take if I wanted to design clothing. A year and a half later and here I am in the program!

What dreams would you like to pursue once you've completed your degree?
I would love to work for either a small or large clothing company learning all the tricks and trades of the industry and from there I want to design my own lingerie.

What part of the program, or the people you met there, challenged, changed or inspired your creative vision?
All of the teachers in the program have been extremely helpful, encouraging, passionate, inspiring and dedicated to our success. They push you to your fullest potential and help you target your strengths and weaknesses and figure out exactly how to use them to your advantage. You really lean on the other students in the program for support, help and encouragement. They literally become your family and they are honestly the only ones who know exactly what you are going through in the program.

Who would you recommend this program to? What would you tell them about it?
I would recommend this program to anyone who is pursuing a career in the fashion industry. You WILL learn an incredible amount about the industry, what to expect and all the key tools you will need to succeed. It is extremely challenging but it awakens a whole new person inside you that you never knew existed. The experience is worth everything!

 

What’s your name?
Tara Simmons

How did you find out about the Fashion Design Program at SCC?
I’m not sure, probably word-of-mouth. I have known of it since I moved to Seattle in 2008 and it’s been in the back of my mind as something that I wanted to pursue but never seriously took the steps to try it.

What dreams would you like to pursue once you've completed your degree?
I am definitely going to make some clothes for myself that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. Just having a career and getting paid to do anything that I’ve learned in school sounds like a dream! But the ultimate dream is to have my own line and open a boutique with my sister. And hopefully stay in touch with my classmates and start a designer collective with them.

What part of the program, or the people you met there, challenged, changed or inspired your creative vision?
It’s hard not to feel inspired being around so many creatives every day, all day (literally). Everyone works so hard and is so supportive of each other it’s definitely helped me to challenge myself and work harder than I ever have before. I appreciate other people’s creative visions more now that I know the work that goes into it.

Who would you recommend this program to? What would you tell them about it?
I would recommend it to anyone that has a technical mind but also a creative streak. There are a lot of people in the program that said they were going to school for engineering or have a science background but dropped out to start the apparel design program and love it. It’s great for anyone who likes problem solving, working with your hands, and also has a good eye for design.

 

What’s your name?
Jack W Richards

How did you find out about the Fashion Design Program at SCC?
Technical designers and Restoration Dept. at CC Filson Co

What dreams would you like to pursue once you've completed your degree?
Work to attain a job designing or patternmaking at a company with a good, sustainable vision while continuing to master the art of tailoring for myself and those close to me.

What part of the program, or the people you met there, challenged, changed or inspired your creative vision?
Seeing the development of my classmates over the last 2 years has been the most inspiring for my creative vision. I see inspiring features or techniques used by classmates that I would have never considered, but that look or function so beautifully that I am changed by their decision. I am challenged daily by professors who assign work for a notoriously rigorous program, and who push me on top of that to expand myself as an individual designer.

Who would you recommend this program to? What would you tell them about it?
For someone seeking a change. For someone inspired to work harder than they have worked before to take a running leap into the fashion industry instead of tiptoeing into it.





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