” Designer Kelly Tang
The DC fashion scene is definitely blossoming. However, because we’re in such an interesting place of politics, incorporating fashion can be difficult, but we manage to pull it off anyways. That is what makes us stand out against bigger cities like New York. We are constantly balancing between conservative, yet stylish looks.
” ATFDC Thought Leader Maggy Francois
[What I love most about teaching is] being able to motivate young people to never give up and live their dream. I get a charge out of teaching students about not limiting themselves and think the industry is all about design. The industry is a billion dollar business so tap into it. Many people don’t realize the plethora of jobs in the industry such as, fashion lawyers, trend forecasters, writers, product developers, spec designers, merchandiser, to fashion branding.