An update from Grace, executive chair and founder of SMU Fashion Week, and a senior chemistry major, with a minor in psychology and fashion media:
I am so excited that the week is finally here after so much planning and organizing! I decided to bring this idea to the SMU campus after seeing it at the University of Pennsylvania.
To many people’s surprise, I am actually a chemistry major because I originally wanted to go to medical school after graduation. During my junior year, I decided to pursue my real passion, the fashion industry. When I became interested in switching my career plans, I had many questions about this new industry and what I needed to do to have a career. This has been one of my main motivations in bringing SMU Fashion Week to SMU. I hope that these panels help students, like myself, learn more about this amazing industry and inspire us to make our dreams come true!
You will hear success stories from SMU alums, Dallas fashion icons, and newcomers making headlines. I am so proud of my team’s hard work and can’t wait to have an incredible time with all of you this week. I hope you enjoy SMU Fashion Week!