Assistant Womenswear Designer for True Religion Brand Jeans
The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University
[My education] taught me the fundamentals I needed to grow into the designer I am [today]. DarcI Walker , Assistant Womenswear Designer for True Religion Brand Jeans Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design, 2014 , The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University
Darci Walker is working as an assistant womenswear designer for True Religion Brand Jeans in Veron, California. She works with the design team to create graphic and textile ideas, researches trends, and sketches garments. “[On a typical day], I reach out to vendors, go to fittings, do technical sketches, and work with graphics and designs for new garments,” she says.
Darci is proud to work for an established company—especially so early in her career. “I love getting into work with the amazing designers. I learn so much from them every day.” She finds inspiration in clothes from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. “There’s so much culture to draw from within that time.” And she also looks to the work of Betsey Johnson, who she calls her ultimate fashion hero.
Darci, who in 2014 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from The Art Institute of California—Orange County, says that her education taught her the fundamentals she needed to become a fashion designer. She recommends that budding designers make themselves stand out by being individuals. “Be yourself. Design what you are passionate about.”
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