She’ll be studying at FIDM this fall!
Millikan High School FIDM Fashion Club President, Sarah Searing, shares all about her collection, “Transcend!”
For my 12-piece collection, “Transcend,” I was interested in exploring new materials and pushing myself outside of my comfort zone. Having full creative freedom, I decided to make a line progressing from everyday streetwear into high fashion, using techniques such as color blocking and using industrial textures to put my own spin on it.
I chose aggressive colors such as blue and orange to grab the audience’s attention. I want everyone to know from miles away that it’s my collection. My target market for my designs are teens who wouldn’t fit into “normal” society standards. They may seem standoffish but are not afraid of taking fashion risks and like having the room’s attention.
Currently I’m a senior at Millikan High School in Long Beach and I’m taking two years of AP 3D Design with an emphasis on sewing in one year. So, you can say I’m pretty busy currently. In May, I will be submitting my 12-piece concentration, “Transcend,” and eight other “breadth” pieces. I will also be walking all 12 pieces in our 6th annual Spring Runway Show at Millikan, which we’re currently planning.
I really enjoy being a part of such an amazing group of people. As a leader, I find joy in inspiring others to be more adventurous in the world of fashion and teaching people that clothing is more than just fabric—it conveys a message and helps you express yourself.
In our club of over 200 students we are learning everything from making clothes to choreographing models to advertising the show. But my favorite part of the club is working with social media and running our Millikan’s Fashion Club’s account.
Walking on to the FIDM campus feels like a second home. I’m super excited to be attending the Los Angeles campus and studying Merchandise Product Development. I’ve always had a love for design and merchandising, it just feels like a perfect fit.
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