By Jaquelin Gasc
Name: Lindsey Smith
Major: Fashion Design
Hometown: Slidell, La.
District: When did you decide you wanted to pursue a career in fashion?
Lindsey Smith: My senior year in high school I decided that choreography wasn’t the smartest direction to go into. I really liked clothes and I really liked drawing so I figured fashion design sounded the best.
District: What was the inspiration behind your collection?
Smith: Usually my collections are print-driven, so I always try to look up things that can help me develop my prints and I decided to do graffiti and urban life.
District: What was the most challenging part of building your senior collection?
Smith: The late nights. Staying up all night. Staying up days at a time.
District: What are your post-graduation plans?
Smith: I’m going to go home for a while and work, save up money, and then, maybe, in January I’m going to try to head to LA and work for a juniors design company.
District: Who has been the most influential person when developing your collection?
Smith: Probably my favorite designer, Betsey Johnson, just because I always look at her for silhouette ideas. I usually like to do girly, flirty and fun silhouettes.
District: How do you categorize your design aesthetic?
Smith: I would say young, contemporary, colorful and fun.
District: Of your peers, whose collection is your favorite?
Smith: Patricia Garcia, and she is in the show.
District: Do you have any advice for future seniors starting their collections?
Smith: Make it simple. [laughs]Contact Jaquelin Gasc .