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Ericka Santiago: Disobedient SS16

Name: Ericka Santiago

Age: 19

From: London

Design Title: Disobedient SS16

How do you feel about being a finalist in the 2016 Fashion Design Competition? I feel very honoured and grateful to be a finalist in the 2016 Fashion Design Competition. This is actually the first competition I have entered in my fashion career and I was so excited when I found out that I had been selected as a Finalist for the competition. I’m looking forward to showcase my finished garment for the public to see. 

What does ‘style’ mean to you? Our style is our way of expressing ourselves; our personalities, opinions,  and response to current issues. The way we put together our outfit is something that is personal. Only we can wear our style the way we do.

Who is your style icon?: David Bowie has been an influential fashion icon to me as well as Kate Moss and Iris Apfel. I look up to them because they do not conform to the norms in dressing but rather they wear what they want, no matter how outrages it may seem to be. I like that they are very individual with what they wear and to them Fashion is not just about following the trend but remaining true to they style.

Please summarise the concept behind your design in one sentence: My Concept was inspired by the quote by David Henry Thoreau “Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty.” 

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