Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Amanda could not attend The Her Universe Fashion Show. However, her design was chosen as one of our finalists.
Designer: Amanda Avery
Title: Room 237 – The Shining
Amanda Avery is a North Carolinian who transplanted to Southern California 5 years ago. She says she is just one of those people that can’t keep their hands out of creative things. She attended fashion school for three semesters and has worked as a costume seamstress for one year.
Recalling her early interest in fashion design, she says, “When I was a little girl my mom bought me a diary; a few years ago the ‘teenage tomboy me’ was shocked to find that diary and discover that it was full of nothing but little drawings of shoes and purses. I guess it’s always been in me to some extent. I taught myself how to sew when I was 11 or 12-years old and just kept going from there.” She has submitted designs every year for The Her Universe Fashion Show and relates that the contest gives her life. Every single year, she and her friends enter, show each other their drawings and their excitement is palpable. “Fashion is really about wearing your heart on your sleeve,” she continues. “Being on the outside the way you feel on the inside. As fangirls, we want the same things as everyone. We just want to show the world what we’re passionate about and how we feel!”