NBAF Competition

DISNEY MOVIES WERE THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THIS DESIGN SPECIFICALLY "CINDERELLA". I did some research and saw a few Disney movies were coming out in 2019., so I wanted to take it back. Instead of recreating the ballgown version of Cinderella's dress, I did her reception dress. Brides nowadays will typically have more than one dress during their wedding so that's where the idea stemmed from.


The life and paintings of Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo was the inspiration for my fashion illustration collection "Frida's Eyes". This dress was the first designed in my collection and was inspired by her painting "Self Portrait With Monkeys 1940". The National Black Arts Festival Emerging Talent Competition allows students of African American Decent to present an original design to a panel of judges of Neiman Marcus. The designs are put into a category "evening-wear, ready-to-wear, or wild card". My design was a "wild card" as it resembles artwear couture.