During my sophomore year of college, my interest in fashion really started to grow. During one of my classes while pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering, I watched my first runway show on my phone. It was a 1990s Alexander McQueen presentation. It appeared incredible to me.
Through online tutorials, I learned how to sew and began experimenting with clothing in between classes. Despite not having any formal training, I have always had a passion for design. I’ve always been interested in engineering because I want to learn how to build tools or airplanes.
It’s odd how fashion and engineering are related. Structure is key when making clothing; you frequently need to use math to create a pattern and ensure that everything fits the body properly. Theorems in advanced mathematics didn’t really relate to my passion for fashion, but the design aspect did.