DC FASHION WEEK 2019
BIG BLOOM HATS
DESIGNS FOR ALL SIZES
Fashion Designs on the Future
The journey and sacrifice I was willing to make to achieve my dreams I remember was like feeling my insides were on fire. I knew that feeling as a child, it would burn higher when dreaming and drawing and seeing beautiful clothing and accessories.
Then I found a school that seems to have appeared from
nowhere. Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn NY. When I saw this school’s fashion program I was drawn in, added perks… it was on Manhattan Beach.
I applied Immediately.
I kept telling myself, you are going to be studying fashion on a beach. So when I got the letter of acceptance, I knew that whatever I want in life I have to work toward and believe.
I started my fashion education in NY February 28, 2001. It snowed and it was knee high. But for me it seem like a beautiful spring day. The sun shining bright and so was my future. The fashion department was
so professional and I loved everyone who had a desk in there. Theresa Mastrianni who was a faculty member in the retail management program, Darry Romano the creator of the program.
The first time I met the Director of the retail management program, Jacqueline Scerbinski. I immediately noticed her savvy style, she was very classy. I could tell she knew a lot about the fashion industry, and I always valued her teaching in class, paying close attention to her every word, especially when it came to the
retail management class. She along with the other professors made a lasting impression on me. I learn so much out there on those waters. Most favorite course, Visual merchandising, TV, Radio and New paper. Sitting in class and the entire class is watching hundreds of commercials. Absorbing advertisements. Window design. Retail Management, Retail Buying. Business Management.
I realized the Professors were actually individuals who worked in the field and really knew the industry.
I valued their expert teaching. I moved to East Orange New Jersey and commuted to Brooklyn NY.
It was challenging. Trains and buses everyday back and forth.
Studies, projects, libraries, exams,
Up at 4 am to make my 8 am class and getting home in the night.
But that fire was still burning high inside.
One of my fashion instructors was Professor Darry Ramono, who puts on fashion shows every year at the college, where department stores participate by lending clothing for the models to where.
So when he approached my about participating in the show with some of my original designs, first ever having Original designs in the show. I was overwhelmed. And it was such an honor giving his expertise in the field of fashion industry.
I didn’t realize that the fashion department was observing me, and believed in me, they stepped in to help me succeed at the show.
I remember crying in the
bathroom when I walked in the fashion department and saw needles and thread.
And faculty in the department finishing my hats by hand,
steaming my designs coaching me,
students wanting to wear my designs was emotional.
This confirmation that I am in my journey, I am living my dreams.
That was my very first official fashion show in Brooklyn New York.
And it was the beginning of many to
come over the years.
It also gave me the official acknowledgement, I Am a Fashion Designer.
Jon is from Sweden and is shown in proper dress for a man reflecting his lifestyle, age and status. Jon is depicted in clothing articles of timeless traditional looks. What one wants especially if you are a young man is to develop your wardrobe so you can compete in the workplace for any position or socially. Choosing garments of good quality, materials, classic patterns and color-schemes that allow you to be prepared to go anywhere. I am going to be building this page and hopefully someone will come onboard and contribute in the future. I like fashion that fits. By saying this I mean I buy items that work with my taste and rarely if ever go out of style. You don’t need a $1000.00 suit, now if I had it to blow on fashion I would, but the average guy just needs to build his wardrobe to be prepared for any an all events that pop up. What everybody needs is a tailored suit, once you wear one, you’ll be hooked forever.
Items you will always need for a job interview, clubbing, and fitting in to the environment you live in instead of sticking out and looking like you obviously aren’t from here, or worse don’t belong here. So here’s a list of some items that will get you through most of your life, until you need a tux of course. A decent leather jacket or coat, a navy blue suit or dark grey to black for job interviews, as many ties as you can manage to break up the fact that you don’t have a dozen suits, solid tie colors in black, blues, at least one red but not too red one, club ties if you do board meetings, if you interview with a female boss, take some fashion risks but don’t get crazy, no checks, stripes or polka dots, but a purple, deep pink, yellow could help you stand out, a nice pair of leather boots, to increase your height, no tinted pimpy eye-wear until after you’re hired. No gangster flowers in your lapel, if you bring a hat, carry it in, because if you wear it in, you may forget to take it off, and then have unkempt hair.
Leather shoes, in Black, burgundy will work with almost any color suit if you need to budget. If you are chronically late become a loafer wearer, it saves time. Don’t smoke or drink alcohol before the interview. Add a pack of gum to your wardrobe. You need to know if they are potentially anti-smoking, or anti-drink before you get comfortable. No political magazines, or biblical reading material unless interviewing at a church. I would still skip it. A couple of nice caps, a baseball cap even if you don’t like baseball, for company picnic or other dress down events. A nice hat and a decent raincoat. Look like you fit into the joint if it’s corporate or just plain stuffy, also a not too expensive briefcase, even if you just carry your lunch in it. An umbrella, small cheap and handy, just to be prepared at all times, keep it in that briefcase.
A reasonable inoffensive cologne. Blue Jeans, and Black Jeans. Dress socks. Gloves. Handkerchief for top notch white collar environment, a couple of nice dress shirts in White and pale Blue or Grey if you do TV for any reason a tuxedo shirt, cuff links, cummerbund and a tux as soon as you can manage it. Hell is having to buy a suit in a moments notice, just because you get it off-the-rack doesn’t mean it has to look that way, so tailoring…just do it. And I can almost guarantee you that you will not get through life without somebody you know dying or getting married so the absolute minimum is get yourself a dark suit and have it tailored, it’s interesting though that both of those occasions require the same fashion article, just saying. And for the Dandy’s…stop going out in public in $500 shoes and no socks. Dude it just makes it look like you went broke buying the clothes or can’t afford socks. Stop.