Congratulations to the fashion design class of 2021! You have created beautiful, meaningful, and powerful work in what has certainly been a year like no other. You accomplished it all with grace, and style, compassion, and incredible support for one another other. You have shared positive and powerful messaging in your work and shown your desire to make the world a better place, through the lens of fashion.
Here are a few timeless quotes from designers that reflect on the past year:
- “I just don’t like to settle, good enough is never good enough”. Josie Natori*
- “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only, Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live-what is happening”. Coco Chanel*
- “Buy less and choose well”. Vivienne Westwood*
- “Fashion is instant language”. Miuccia Prada*
So, best wishes for your next adventure, we can’t wait to see what you do!Lisa Hayes, Fashion Design Program Director