“Looking Back Series 2012”

Ms. Charm's Chic

Juggling school projects, studio time for designing garments, and maintaining a photography business might seem a bit overbearing for the average student. But, Jordan Matthews, a junior fibers major at Maryland Institute College of Art, wouldn’t change a thing about her university lifestyle.

Throughout her college journey, she has discovered the two loves of her life: photography and fashion. As an experimental fashion student, Matthews has worked on her designing skills taking classes like silk screening and avant-garde design.

“I started out not really knowing anything about garment design, so I’ve had no choice but to become better”, Jordan Matthews said. The first garment I made was a strapless dress. The idea of it was great, but the actual thing was horrible. The fit, the fabric, the finishing . . . I’m glad I’ve gotten better.”

In April 2012, Matthews presented her first collection “Chance” at MICA’s annual benefit…

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