But one exciting thing did happen this week, a fashion designer came to talk to my design class.
His name is Michael Kaye
Here he is on the left with Canadas next top model runner up
(Who like Michael is from edmonton)
i'snt that a gourgous dress!
Michael Kaye is an award winning fashion designer. He is well known for his elagant tartan gowns
It was really exciting to listen to his journey, starting as a little boy who loved fashion growing up in edmonton to someone who furiously chased his dreams, and twenty one years later he's ALMOST there. He is a graduate of my program at the UofA and after school he moved to New York and worked for many companies before he started his own house Michael Kaye Couture. In the last couple years the economy has not created the best market for couture but Michael is definatly a rising star. He has worked really hard to get where he is, his newest veture is a jewelry collection for Macy's and a line of Bow Ties that he is hoping to get into Holt Renfew.
Overall it was a great experience to have him visit us and have our questions answered. We learned a lot about the industry and how hard it is, but hey he did it.