The story is what led me here.
Amidst all that comprised my youth was always creativity. If my nose was not in a book, I could often be found near art. With this interest came a knack for selfexpression. I would often grow tired of my clothing after a wear or two and be caught fashioning it into something new, whether for my dolls or me. There was no elder honing these skills with me from a young age, but rather an innate curiosity and desire for exploration. People inquire, “How did you get into fashion?” But I believe it was more so fashion getting into me.
I excelled academically and attended high school on a science and technology scholarship, yet fashion was never far away. My dream was to become a doctor until I attended Syracuse University’s Summer College for High School Students. It was about 2 days into the 6week program when I called my parents saying, “This is it.” My decision was to pursue passion.
I continued to Syracuse University and earned a BFA in Fashion Design with a minor in Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises at the Whitman School of Business and a concentration in the Fashion Communications Milestone program, graduating Magna Cum Laude. I also studied abroad at London College of Fashion, where I left with recognition in draping.
This narrative is reflected in Syreeta C | Fashion. An appreciation of engineering is visible in my knack for quality construction, tailoring, and keen eye. Selfexpression drives my custom design production. Take the metaphor: the wearer as the messenger and fashion as the medium, for we all have a story to be told. Fashion tells an individual's unique story where you're from, where you're going, your culture, your ideals... who you are. It has the ability to break barriers language and otherwise and communicate more accurately than the most colorful of words. I love being the translator for my custom clientele.
My portfolio collections are reflective of my own personal journey through life and the world around me. I enjoy contrast just as much as cohesion and often explore this balance in design. There is an intrigue in small parts & details coming together to create a whole; the same way words come together to create a story. Each piece holds great importance, for without it, the story wouldn't be the same.
Syreeta C | Fashion is an edgy, yet sophisticated brand that specializes in couturier services. I created it to tell the story of the modern woman bringing a renewed tailored attention to the expression of each distinctive wearer.