My first time sitting in front of a sewing machine was a few years ago, since that moment it’s been an extraordinary journey in a fast-forward motion. I grew up having an eye for fashion and a lot of creativity. But coming from a family of health professionals with an amazing but dormant skill for art, my artistic gene nearly passed unnoticed and almost meant to stay that way. It wasn’t until my third year in doctoral school that I discovered my true passion, fashion. So I took a leap of faith and all I have to say is that I am glad I took that turning point in my life. At that moment my fashion career started with fashion designer Mara Garcia who took me under her wings and taught me how to fly, in a sewing kind of way. From her I learned couture, impeccable craftsmanship, and above all determination.
I wanted to move forward in my career and Miami Int’l University extended its arms for me thus becoming my second home for two years. Hard work, perseverance and amazing teachers that held my hand guiding me on my learning path were my first insight in growing into a professional in the fashion industry. All of them put a piece of themselves in me, I am happy for that and I know their hearts smile with a cheering spirit every time I take a new challenge.
A highlight in my career is to have been blessed with the opportunity of being part of Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week. I still can’t believe I did it, but I did and like Mrs. Cardet told me “no one can take that away from you”. I remember the great sensation of accomplishment I felt when I told my family they needed to book a flight to come see me in New York. I still get those goosebumps that bring my fashion muse into a state of greatness and proudness whenever I go back to that moment when they played “Team” by Lorde and the models started to walk down the runway.
After having my first encounter with the fashion industry in New York and Miami I knew I have a lot to learn, but at the same time I understood that the time is right and I am ready to start a new adventure. An adventure I am convinced will take me somewhere closer to where I want to be. Every time I close my eyes I can feel all the great sacrifices I am doing will take me to a better place. At the end of the day, when I ask myself what fashion is, I can just realize it’s the way I can translate myself into art and as a fashion designer create wearable art.