The Final Bloom

Symbolic surface design, a hidden countdown using beads and seaquins

It was a really fun process for me, I added symbolic surface design that took me far in the competition. I sewed 89 beads on the blouse to represent 89 days between the regional competition, March 6 and my high school graduation date, June 3.

When I advanced to compete at the state level, I attached 54 sequins to represent a countdown of the number of days from the State Competition, April 11 and graduation on June 3.

I progressed to win a gold medal at the National Competition in Washington DC in July 2015. This was an experience that not only displayed my growth in high school, but propelled me to continue pursuing fashion and expressing symbolism and stories through my designs.