It’s the BEST time of year for fashion, especially here in New York. You should be hip by now to know it’s NEW YORK FASHION WEEK! My longtime goal and dream is to own my own fashion company and brand. I’ve made many strides, which I’ll reveal in due time, but this experience was a check off my bucket list. After networking with a few of my peers and mentors and I was offered the opportunity to be one of the dressers for an upcoming designer Minika Ko.
Minika is a fashion designer based in New York City. She received her degrees in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Minika also holds a degree in Music Business from New York University. Her line KOllision debuted during #NYFW at the historical Church of Holy Apostles.
My experience was very hands-on; even though, I got lost and was EXTREMELY late (very long story). As soon as I walked in the door I was stepping in to help with the run through, streaming dresses, & even added my very little, irrelevant input to the order of the show HAHA. Among me were FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) students. I listened to their experiences as we waited for our next assignments. In that moment, I realized my life experiences didn’t have me as far off from my dreams than I expected.
Overall, I had an AMAZING TIME! Seeing and speaking to a designer creating pieces I envision myself designing in the near future was the best opportunity ever. And to think, all over asking for pattern-makers on my Instagram. Close mouths don’t get fed! Anyways to learn more about Minika and her kickstarter line, click the link here!
Follow Minika on Instagram @Minikako!
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