Sophia Mirai
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It's been quite difficult to design while under the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic. I'm sure all of us have felt this anxiety about the future and how ambiguous the path may seem. I, and many others, have suffered many losses during this time, but even through this, I have found solace in my studies as a future fashion designer. After watching a documentary on the effects of fishing within our oceans, I find passion in designing around fishing nets as most of the plastic pollution come from commercial fishing boats. Recycling these nets into textiles, yarn, and thread creates unique and one-of-a-kind couture pieces. I hope to inspire future design houses to consider alternate textiles made from recycled materials based on fishing nets

Collection Concept: Net Your Problem
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