I am Lia, a Grade 6 designer at HTS. For our design, we wanted to make a dress that is very subtle but also draws people’s attention. Our dress is a simple white dress, with an ombré of yellow laser-cut, hand-sewn flowers.
I think that Fashion Forward is a great opportunity for students in Grades 6 and up to experience something that they never have before, as well as showcasing it in front of an audience. I learned many things in the process of making my dress, one of the most important ones being collaboration. My favourite part of making my dress was designing it and then seeing the final product. It really made me think about how grateful we all are to have this opportunity.