A dancer since pre-K, Kelsey Graman of Jasper, Ind., now enjoys choreographing her own steps. Perhaps after earning her textile, apparel and merchandising degree, she can write — and design the costumes for — a musical.
Remember her name: Rebecca Ruddock is well on her way to sitting atop of the retail ladder, helping people look and feel their best. The Terre Haute native is a textiles, apparel and merchandising major.
This fashionista doesn’t let anyone dampen her dreams — and it’s working for her so far, including being namesake to a denim design at The Buckle.
Emma Nicoson, a marketing and textile, apparel and merchandising double-major from Brazil, Ind., said “Yes” to an internship at the TLC-famous Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City.
The process of designing clothes is an intricate one that involves technique, material, art and inspiration. Anyone can create a clothing line, but not everyone can put in the work that goes into constructing one’s own garments. In any case, similar to art, clothing design is not created in a vacuum.
A group of Terre Haute entrepreneurs — many of which are Indiana State grads — work together to enhance the downtown retail environment and to thrive collectively.