After tons and tons of question about the fashion industry, I have decided to give you what you want, MORE INFORMATION on the the behind the scenes of the fashion world! I have reached out to some of my industry friends and connections to develop this new segment. Each month, I will do an exclusive with students in different fashion majors along with seasoned fashion professionals giving you the scoop on the day-to-day about their jobs, thought and tips on the industry. Each interview will consist of 10 questions some of which, I will take directly from you! Check out the first "Interview With A Fashion Insider":
KF: Well Alexa, you are an Advertising & Marketing Communications major at the Fashion Institute Of Technology and well on your way to career success.You are now building your own independent publication called "Caneva", you recently produced your own photo shoot, what was that like?
AW: I have been working on Caneva for a while, before putting it on the back-burner to pursue other interests. But yes, I have produced photo shoots for other publications, including a beauty story for FIT’s Blush Online, that have been both gratifying and illuminating.
KF: What piqued your interest in fashion writing?
AW: I’ve always been someone who has long appreciated the use of language, be it written or spoken. I enjoy being able to “paint” linguistically across as a sheet of paper, or a computer’s screen, even as a young girl who’d experienced speech and hearing impairments for much of her childhood.
KF: How has your experience with design school been so far?
AW: So far, so good.
KF: Tell us a little about your major?
AW: I am in the Advertising and Marketing Communications BS degree program at FIT, having completed my AAS last semester.
KF: What do you like most about it?
AW: You learn basic knowledge and skills that are needed in order to be successful in marketing communications, including advertising, direct marketing, sales promotion, publicity, and public relations.
KF: You are an internship master! You have interned for LANVIN, Rick Owens, and Peter Som. How have you done it?
AW: That’s very nice of you. Thank you. I started early; I’ve landed my first internship at the age of 14. From there, I continued interning for other companies, following a winding pathway before breaking into fashion by age 18.
KF: Speaking of Internships, you have taken an opportunity in London, what inspired you?
AW: The risk of going after something new.
KF: What has been your most exciting position so far and why?
AW: It would be working as a Production Assistant for Art + Commerce’s Photographer and Director Bon Duke. I enjoyed working with Bon at his studio in Greenpoint, listening to Fetty Wap’s Trap Queen.
KF: Are there any recommendations you would make to soon-to-be or current fashion students?
AW: Challenge yourself.
KF: Once you graduate from FIT, what's next for Alexa Wynter?
AW: I am planning to go to graduate school, although I don’t know where yet. But whatever.
KF: Thank you for your sharing your insider experience.
AW: Thank you for having me!
More questions for Alexa as an Advertising & Marketing Communications major? Ask away below in the comment section!