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Student Story February 5, 2018

Blair Hall

Blair began BDS in the 9th grade. Passionate, dedicated and always willing to lend a helping hand…That’s Blair Hall!

How did you select BDS as your high school of choice?

Choosing BDS was very easy for me because it was the only school that offered fashion design. Ever since I was in elementary school, I knew that fashion was what I wanted to do, so the only way to make my dream come true was to come to a fashion school.

Can you explain some projects you have done in the Fashion pathway?

I was able to redesign the costumes for the Sound of Music and present it to their (Hippodrome Foundation) board. I have also been able to learn about fashion in different time periods and modern design garments with historic elements. One of my favorite projects is when we were able to make an apron for a peer.

What do you aspire to be when you graduate?

When I graduate, I would like to be a fashion photographer.

What colleges have you considered for your higher education?

The School of Visual Arts, which is located in New York, and Fashion Institue of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) located in Los Angeles. For non-art schools, I have looked at Howard University and Hampton University.

How has BDS helped you as a young designer?

BDS has helped me get the ideas in my head on paper. BDS has also helped me get out of my comfort zone when it comes to designing.

How do you see yourself as a leader here at BDS?

All of my friends come to me for help. I am a mentor, whether it be through academics or anything outside of school. Also, I am always there for my teachers when they need assistance in the classroom.

What clubs or after-school programs do you participate in?

I am one of the Presidents of F.A.B. (Fashion at BDS) Models, Inc., which is a modeling club for high school students, and I am a member of the National Honors Society.

What would your message be to our younger or new designers?

Always be willing to learn, grow, and accept new challenges.