FIDM Student Alexandra Sosa was one of our fashion designers in the Fashion Club Prom Challenge this year. Don't miss our Feature Story this month on FashionClub.com to see her amazing work.
How does your prom design reflect the style of Ariana Grande, your muse? My prom design reflects Ariana Grande's style because most of her clothing and the way she looks is sexy and cute. The dress is sexy and puffy at the same time but depending on who is wearing it, it will look cute. I choose the color black because I wanted to give it a more serious look.
What was your favorite part of the whole process? My favorite part was the photo shoot, looking at the model wearing the dress I made was the best moment I have ever had, everything looked so professional that I thought it was a dream.
What was the most difficult part of the process? The most difficult part was sewing the embellishments because it took me a lot of time and it change my design because I didn’t had the time to fill all the top part of the dress.
What is a lesson you learned by doing this? The lesson that I learn by doing this project was to make a organize plan for myself and manage my time better because it was a lot of work and concentration that you need to make a dress like this.
How many hours did you spend on the Prom Design Challenge? I don’t really remember how much time I spend because I was working on it during my free time and whenever I had time; but on a weekend, you should be able to create this dress.
Where did you source the original garment you used for your design? I was inspired by the famous Latin American designer, Oscar De La Renta, especially on the puffy dresses designs.
What kind of overall budget were you given to work with? I received $75 which I used to buy the dress, the fabrics and the embellishment. I would love to spend a little more because I wanted to put more of the embellishments on the top of the dress.
How much was the original dress? The original dress was around $20 and I bought it in the FIDM Scholarship Store.
What was it like participating in a professional photo shoot, working together with a model, stylists, hair & makeup artists, a photographer, and art director? Working with professionals was amazing; this is an experience that I will never forget because it was the first time that I felt like a professional and that I felt I was treated like one. Working with the style was the best part because I felt she understood my idea and she new how to make the dress look better with the accessories. The hair and the make up artist were really nice and was incredible because it made the dress look even better. Observing the model and the way the photographer talk to her during the photo shoot and help her, made me feel in a professional photo shoot and I was able to observe how things really work during a photo shoot.
Anything else you'd like to share? If you one day get the opportunity to participate in a Prom Challenge DO IT, is all I can say, it was hard work but I have gain the best experience of my life and for the first time I felt like a professional designer.