The Fashion Design program offered by the institution is one of its kind. It involves a small classroom composition which allows the teacher to divide the attention equally. Also, the unconventional approach of the department promotes research and experiments. I believe that an association with such an institution would be very beneficial for me as it will allow me to obtain problem-solving skills with “hands-on learning”. The likes of success stories of Zac Posen, also influenced my decision of choosing Parsons Paris as he took his fashion design education at Parsons The New School for Design.
In addition to this, my stay in France is something which I am looking forward to; it is a developed country where people from different ethnicities are welcomed. Besides the pleasant weather and various tourist spots, the globally recognized education system makes it a favourable destination for many international students. Moreover, it harbours some of the top ranking fashion and design universities which makes it an ideal location for me. I would be able to associate with many talented students and faculty members during inter-college or inter-department activities.
After completing my formal education, I would head back to my home in India. My family is the source of my strength and I am the apple of their eyes. With the acquired knowledge and skills, I would like to help my father in expanding his business. I would also like to run a fashion studio of my own after gaining some experience in the field. My future ambition is to present fashion as a cusp of both craftsmanship and modernisation of machine-oriented possibilities. As my observation goes, I believe that the far-flung villages of my country have a tremendous potential in handicraft which has lost its purpose due to lack of opportunities. I want to add my fashion ethics to fuel my father’s business potential and I know to be able to enjoy both, I ought to know how to be both – to be business minded and to be creative as well.
I am eagerly waiting to fly to France in order to be a part of Parsons Paris and begin to live my dream. It is certainly an overwhelming feeling but I am ready to face all the challenges with the blessings of my parents and my determination.
To end my story, I live by a quote “You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.” —Edith Head and maybe that was the reason why I dressed up my portrait of “The lady” and she looked more lively than ever!