GRADUATING COLLEGE IN 2.5 YEARS DURING A PANDEMIC

GRADUATING COLLEGE IN 2.5 YEARS DURING A PANDEMIC

When and how you graduate is inherently personal. For me, I decided I wanted to graduate early because I felt that school was overbearing and limiting to what I want to do. Although I have learned a lot and I have met people who have helped me immensely, I find that school is a commitment [...]

SIX YOUNG FASHION DESIGNERS WHO STARTED THEIR OWN BRANDS

SIX YOUNG FASHION DESIGNERS WHO STARTED THEIR OWN BRANDS

Starting a company is not easy but it's not impossible. Will it come with trials and tribulations? Yes, but so does a lot of things in life. ANDWHY wants to be here to inspire you to do the things you have dreamed of and to share stories and examples of people who are doing so. [...]

MEET FERNANDO – A SELF TAUGHT ILLUSTRATOR FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

MEET FERNANDO –  A SELF TAUGHT ILLUSTRATOR FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Let's start with the cool stuff. Fernando was born and raised in Dominican Republic (DR), learned English on his own, taught himself illustration, and has a lot of creative skills. Although he isn't completely sure what he is professionally right now, he is currently working on finding a balance between all his creative work, "I [...]

MEET SHARON KIM – A MOTIVATIONAL FORCE

MEET SHARON KIM – A MOTIVATIONAL FORCE

It's not abnormal that people find themselves switching their careers when they previously believed their plans are set in place. Sharon Kim is no exception as she is "a previous fashion designer turned UX designer studying at Parsons in NYC." Born and raised in New York by people she continues to look up to, "two loving, [...]

MEET KATHERINE SAJE – A YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR

MEET KATHERINE  SAJE – A YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR

Katherine Saje (preferred Kat for short 🙂 ) is not a force to be reckoned with. She dreams wild and nothing stops her from pursuing it. She is "originally from Hong Kong" and "moved to NYC as an international student in 2018 to chase the NYC lifestyle" after falling in love with the city in [...]

MEET GABE- THE AMBITIOUS PHOTOGRAPHER

MEET GABE- THE AMBITIOUS PHOTOGRAPHER

We are often told that education is the foundation of success, that without a college degree, failure in the “real world” is inevitable. While this may prove true for some individuals, Gabe Lucero believed that education interrupted his pursuit of creative knowledge. In 2017, he attended the Fashion Institute of Technology as a photography major, [...]