Hello FIT Precollege Blog readers! My name is Kenzie Davis and I am a sophomore in high school. I am currently taking my first ever semester of precollege classes at FIT and I am very happy that I can document this special experience with you all . After one class of “HFM 060: Fashion Forecasting: Seeing into the Future”, I already know that the next ten weeks will be the most productive, exciting weeks of my life! My teacher and classmates create an inspiring atmosphere. Back home in Connecticut, there is no place I can go where there are people as passionate about the fashion industry as I am, so going to FIT is a refreshing experience.
Wearing what I want to wear is important to me and has been from a very young age. I remember needing whatever clothes I would see women of the 2000s wear in music videos back when MTV would only play music videos. Can you imagine that? However, growing up and going to a private school, which required uniforms, put a restriction on my wardrobe. When I wasn’t at school, I was always dressed up. I loved layering my shirts, wearing knee high boots, and making sure every piece of my outfit matched. My inspiration as I got older came from mostly my favorite actresses and musicians. When I started going to public school last year and wearing whatever I wanted to everyday, I developed a cleaner sense of my own style. I adopted the belief that what you wear represents who you are. Currently, my inspiration comes from the music I listen to and outfits I see on Instagram or Tumblr. I love getting inspiration from the people around me as well, like looking at people’s outfits and critiqueing them in my head.
Throughout the years, I have also grown to love art and especially the artistic process of fashion, but I am unfortunately untalented in this area of the industry. Now is my time to explore my interests so in addition to keeping up with the fashion world and taking classes at FIT, I’m also a part of the Film and Photography Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Key Club, and Wildcat Word, the newspaper at my school. I hope by the end of my high school experience, I can confidently say how I would like to contribute to the fashion industry. The truth is that right now I just do not know specifically what I want to do. All I know is that I want to work with fashion more than anything in the world. So my goal is to figure out what I would like to be when I grow up with the help of FIT.
I am very excited to show you all what this semester brings for me! Thank you for reading.