Name: Nadine Westerveld
Hometown: Taichung, Taiwan
Degree: Bachelors in Fashion Design
Art Institute Of Phoenix
Ambitions: To be different and to not follow the crowd. A lot of fashion designers today are following one another and replicating each other’s work and lacking imagination and creativity. What I would like to achieve is to create a collection that pushes emotions out of the viewer or customer; whether it is anger, passion, sadness, isolation's, etc. They’re all emotions and to have a viewer feel an emotion by viewing my work, I have done my job well. I do not want someone to view my work and say, “oh, that’s pretty!” and that’s it. That’s not my goal at the end of the day. I want to step out of the box the society has been trying to shove me into.
I would like to keep on learning from different designers in the world, whether it goes to tailoring and learning fit analysis to just learning different ways of constructing a garment and how to view patterns 3 dimensionally. Because as some have said, “Knowledge is the key to success.”