This High School of Fashion Industries student was one of ten FC Presidents from the east coast who styled the Tubular and NMD look book.
Genecis Rodriquez was one of ten Fashion Club Presidents in the New York City area who had the amazing opportunity to work with Adidas this spring to style the Tubular and NMD look book. Hand-picked by Adidas, the FC Presidents were mentored on set by Zanna Roberts Rassi, professional stylist and Senior Fashion Editor at Marie Claire. The look book is available in Adidas stores nationwide. Read on to learn about Genecis’ experience in her own words.
This opportunity came my way when I least expected it to, and when it did, I learned that my goals are realistic. I just need to work hard to achieve them, and never give up on myself. Before I experienced this, I would have doubted myself. Now, I am confident, and I know exactly where I see myself a few years down the line, doing what I love.
Working with a stylist on a professional photoshoot was an amazing, unbelievable experience that I still can’t seem to get over. I have always admired everything a fashion stylist does, so to work with one, and practically be one for three days, was a dream come true. This experience showed me that building my career as a stylist is not just a fantasy, it is my reality, and I am capable of making it happen soon! I see myself as a stylist, working with celebrities and major companies.
My inspiration for the looks I styled was the idea of simplicity. I wanted to show that you can stand out and make a statement, even if it involves sticking to one or two solid colors.
The person who would wear the looks I styled is someone who keeps it simple yet chic—someone who isn’t afraid to be creative and add a sporty twist to things.
This opportunity with Adidas alone was a prime example on how FIDM Fashion Club is a major advantage when it comes to my goals in life. It is my number one resource, helping me every step of the way, and I am so grateful for it. Big thank you to Fashion Club for keeping me motivated, and confident; it’s definitely leading me in the right path that I have always wanted.
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Photos courtesy of Adidas.