There is nothing more rewarding for a parent than watching your child create something meaningful. Earlier this month, Zoe Peyronnin participated in a design and fashion exhibit at Parsons The New School of Design, here in New York City. And Zoe's dress was a big hit.
Parsons offers summer school courses in a variety of design disciplines. And this year hundreds of students traveled from around the globe to take classes. Zoe's passion is fashion design. She has been interested since a very young age, and has consistently shown a creative flair.
But this class was the first chance she had to conceive, design and create a piece of clothing. The display would also include some sort of compatible visual display. In preparation, her mother, Susan Zirinsky, bought Zoe a sewing machine, which she brought to school several times. But Zoe did everything on her own.
Zoe sensed that leather would make a very timely and elegant look. She traveled to New York's Garment District and selected the specific leather she would use. As you can see, the top of the dress is a solid black leather, while the bottom piece of leather has a python like design. The two pieces complement themselves and together are a most stylish look. One admirer was heard to say, "Where can I buy it?"
Zoe had a very fulfilling and rewarding experience at Parsons, and she has made many new friends that share her passion for fashion design. This was the first step in what may become a wonderful career.