Meet Graduation Fashion Show designers Lauren and Darrin

Lauren Haut, B.F.A. Fashion Design, and Darrin George, B.F.A. Textile Design, have collaborated on a women’s wear collection for the upcoming Graduation Fashion Show.

Lauren has interned with N.I.C.E. Collective and Darrin has interned with Nopal Clothing.

Lauren Haut
Lauren Haut
Darrin George
Darrin George

Tell us about your inspiration?

Lauren: I conceptualized a world of mid-century women who have experienced a loss of their innocence. The construction is tweaked classic 1950s tailoring.

Darrin: I was inspired by 1950/60s wallpaper. I wanted to create a mix of classic/traditional prints, and organic shapes.

How are you feeling with the show so close?

Lauren: Excited.

Darrin: I am nervous, excited, and anxious!

Are you sleeping much?

Lauren: Not really.

Darrin: Finally! After months of restless nights.

How do you stay focused?

Lauren: I do because I have to. I think of my work as my career.

Darrin: Eye on the prize.. There is only one way to travel in my book…UP.

What has been your favorite part of working on senior collection?

Lauren: Being able to successfully collaborate with a textile designer.

Darrin: The process.

If you could do this year over, what would you change to prepare yourself more?

Lauren: Nothing. I don’t think there is anything that I could change that could prepare me as well as the lessons that I have learned and experiences gained from all the bumps along the road.

Darrin: I do not think you can prepare yourself for the show, it’s this…thing…that spawns into something really beautiful.

What are your plans after graduation?

Lauren: To find an internship in New York or Los Angeles.

Darrin: To continue to create…and to get a job.

For more information on our graduation fashion show and events, click here.