This year has been full of drastic changes, and regardless I have learnt a lot.
2017 is the year I graduated from the University of East London with a PGCE in Design & Technology, with the hopes of moulding the next generation of designers.
Being a teacher meant the world to me, and with this new responsibility, I have to force myself to reflect on my decisions more so than ever. I have intentionally had to change my lifestyle to suit that of a responsible role model to the students I come in contact with.
With that said, 2017 is the year I mustered up the confidence and entered an international art's exhibition. This was a nerve-racking time for me as my sculpture isn't what can be considered the norm. I worked on developing a concept of a self-portrait without showing the human body. Locally this sort of work isn't seen
very often, and during the awards ceremony, I was given the 2nd prize.
Finally back to fashion updates:
- Midway this year I released a few prints on Society6 which gave people which know the brand the opportunity to purchase a product which had the brand's fabric prints. This has worked well and I will continue to release artwork on the site so if your interested have a look.
- After much hesitation, I have decided to showcase a new collection. I have begun the creative process and hope to have a fully developed concept coming to fruition by the summer months. Within this new collection, I hope to develop the brand's style to showcase the growing changes in my life. We will be working closely with an external fabric manufacturer to give a very personal touch to the coming collection.
Thank You for the support this year, and from everyone at the Paul Perez brand and myself, have a wonderful festive season and a happy new year.