Artists’ Studio with LaWanda Rose
On July, 3 2015 Arts & Letter is proud to debut Complicated Minimalist, the new clothing line by LaWanda Rose. Complicated Minimalist is a line of resort wear that will feature looks for men and women that showcases LaWanda Rose’s enchanting, elegant designs coupled with her impressive technical skills.
Learn more about LaWanda Rose in her own words:
“I am currently a senior who will graduate this December from Missouri State University. I am studying Fashion Merchandising and Design with emphases in Fashion Merchandising and Management & Fashion Design and Product Development. I previously held a summer internship at Zac Posen in New York, NY. Over the course of 8 weeks, I was part of a supervised experience in the field of Product Development and Design. I completed over 330 hours of work, and earned a satisfactory evaluation from my supervisor. I worked hands on with the design team by developing new fabric manipulations, designing prints and patterns, and researching trends and other companies. I was invited back to Zac Posen where I helped backstage and as a dresser during New York Fashion Week. After my internship, Missouri State University recognized me as their spotlight student representing the College of Business’s Fashion Department. In addition, I was presented the Best Designer award from Missouri State University’s Fashion Department and Winner of Arts & Letter’s competition at the “Legacy 2015” spring fashion show. Upon graduation, I would love to gain more experience in the fashion industry to eventually become an entrepreneur and own my own apparel business. My designs are unique, eclectic, and fashion forward. I want my designs to empower both men and women with the elegance and confidence that they deserve.”