This month’s artist of the month pick is a founder of the Walker Fashion Club Senior, Jarah Turpin. Kendall Baker sat down with Jarah to learn more about her experience with fashion, as well as to gain more insight on the Walker Fashion Club.
What inspired you to create the Walker fashion club?
Well, I wanted something different at this school and they don’t have that and I also came up with the idea of giving back, so taking prom dresses and homecoming dresses, that’s our mission, thats our goal and give back to girls who can’t afford stuff we can afford here.
What about fashion is cool to you?
I like being different. I love patterns [and I believe] what you can do with fashion tells your moods, how you are feeling and stuff like that.
What are some of your favorite project you have worked on?
I guess this fashion club is a project for me. Starting my portfolio to get into to the Dmd fashion institute of design and merchandising. And I guess my jean jacket I’m obsessed with that.
How often do you work on your fashion projects?
Whenever I feel like creating something so every week, it just depends.
How long have you been interested in fashion?
Since I was 7 years old.
How did the opportunity of FIDM come about?
My mom went there but that came to the school and I just got all the stuff together to do their junior advantage program and I got in early action.
Are you going to be attending FIDM next fall?
Maybe, it just depends if don’t get into Parson’s, which is the top fashion school in the world.
What are your plans after college?
I want to have my own fashion school for kids who can’t afford sewing classes and I want my own store and clothing line.
By Kendall Baker and Jack Jones