New York, NY
2023-2024 Scholarship Fashion Institute of Technology
Ian Jackson is pursuing a BA in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City. Jackson believes that “the future of fashion lies in this digital realm, where technology and creativity can combine to create truly spectacular designs.” He is training in 3D Computer-Aided Design and envisioning “a future where my designs are integrated into immersive and entertaining shows that captivate and inspire audiences.
“My mission as an artist and designer is to create garments that are larger than life, garments that not only make a statement but also empower the wearer to feel confident and fearless. I am particularly drawn to the theatrical aspect of fashion design,” says Jackson. “Being a young black stylist and fashion designer hailing from the vibrant city of New Orleans, I am deeply inspired by the rich cultural heritage and creative energy of my hometown. I was raised in a family full of costume makers and seamstresses who sew to crisp perfection.” He hopes to cultivate a strong sense of hope, love and community through his work and dreams of a future that includes philanthropy – he would like for a percentage of his design’s proceeds to go toward building homes in New Orleans.
Ian Jackson first joined the YAYA Guild in 2012.
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