My name is Alli McAlister, I’m from Mt Summit Indiana and am a second year student at the University of Cincinnati. I am pursuing a business degree with a minor in fashion. This course is one of my first within the school of fashion, and prior to this semester my knowledge of fashion was very subjective. Throughout this course I have developed a more technical understanding of the field, and have learned a lot about the creative process of design. This is particularly true when it comes to the fashion designer Bonnie Cashin. My favorite aspect of Bonnie Cashin was her ability to make her designs so personal. You could see this in her sketches, where she wrote out stories and notes to accompany her designs, and also in her final creations, which were meant to be easily applicable to her and other women’s daily lives.

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