AKIRA: I started working at AKIRA in college when they only had 2 stores. I worked for them for almost 3 years learning from them and watching them grow. Gaining knowledge of retail sales, styling, and fashion show coordination has helped me be a well-rounded designer.
Favorite Designer: I have a great amout of respect for Vivienne Westwood. She pulls much of her influence from streetwear and for years her designs have had a sexy and rebellious nature that I love.
Inspiration: Music + Art + People. I constantly surround myself with people who inspire me ascetically, personally, and mentally.
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