Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Hometown: Naples, Fla.
What was the inspiration for your collection? It was inspired by the dark side of fashion. The collection is called "Fashism." I started designing clothes when I was 14. I knew I loved fashion, but I knew there were some things about it that I didn't really like, such as the elitist attitude and this glamorous lifestyle that is only for some people. It was inspired by the idea of people who are fashion slaves and fashion victims. I created a ball-and-chain bag, and that's the idea behind that. It's very tongue in cheek.