Fashion designer, seamstress, dancer, entrepreneur.
My love of fashion design came from dance. I have been a dancer in all different styles for 20 years and counting. As a young girl, I started dancing in ballet and gymnastics. In my teenage years, I was involved in thespian theatre and more dance training. Later in my adult love, I feel in love with rhythmic, partner dances such as Latin styles, ballroom styles, and many cultural dance styles. No matter the style of dance, I was broken into stage performance and intense competition atmosphere at a very young age. Thus, I have a love and hate relationship with dance costumes and athleisure wear. My main issues with most dance costumes is how uncomfortable and difficult they are to put on, and how easily they break.
My goal in my fashion design career is to produce comfortable dance costumes and athleisure wear for dancers of all age, sizes and skill. It ranges from sweet proof athleisure, to comfortable dance costumes that you can slide on in minutes!
Besides dance costumes and athleisure wear, I can also use similar aesthetics and expertise in men and women apparels.
DESIGN AESTHETIC & PROCESS
From my training at Parson’s School of Design and running my own dance costume company (BZ Dancewear), I have development my own design process. It starts from idea to the finished garment and has 13 steps.
Watching videos of choreography, listening to music and reading scripts.
Custom designs Sketches for personal wear, collections, and productions.
Computer Aided Design (CAD) including flats, fashion illustration, specs, photoshop, and graphic design.
Construction (draping, patternmaking, sewing, embroidery, decorations, couture designs, and tailoring services)
WORK WITH ME
If you are interested in working with me as a professional fashion design or costume design artist, please use the form below to get in touch. I respond to all inquiries within 48 hours.