Friday, July 24, 2015

Lu Raquel Intern Spotlight: Rachael Wescott

Meet our newest intern Rachael Wescott! 


Rachael is going into her senior year at Central Washington University, majoring in Apparel, Textiles & Merchandising and Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing. She also has two minors in Apparel Design and Art Studio. 


Rachael's line was called "Adore" and featured three bridal themed gowns. 






 This past school year she participated in the CWU Apparel, Textiles & Merchandising Annual Fashion Show with three original designs.  


 The ivory gown was her roommate’s wedding dress, Andrea, who got married a week after the fashion show! Her dress featured a boho style, with a spaghetti strap bodice, and eight hanging layers of ivory chiffon for the unique skirt. Here is a picture of her donning the dress on her wedding day! 

 Andrea's Wedding Gown



Another gown featured was bohemian style with a lace overlay, t-shirt sleeves, a key hole back, and was cinched at the waist with a taupe ribbon. The dress underneath was a blush spaghetti strap. This dress was actually a mock up for her sister’s (who is getting married in September) wedding gown . Rachael is currently working on completing the final wedding look. 
The last dress was a bridesmaids dress with a floral silk, strapless, sweetheart bodice and light pink chiffon skirt. 

At the fashion show, she won Best Fashion Line out of eight student designers.






She also won Best Overall Design for Andrea's wedding dress.  


These awards were based on overall garment construction and how well the sewing techniques were executed. The designs were also judged on cohesiveness of the garments in its fellow line. Design concept was also part of the judging criteria. 
The wedding dress was chosen for the Overall Best Design in the fashion show, because of its unique style, construction skill, and how well it fit the bride.

Next year she plans on participating in the fashion show again, and this time with more dresses! She is an aspiring Bridal Designer, and loves working at Lu Raquel as a Bridal Design Intern. After she graduates she wants to travel and work for bridal companies and eventually create her own label of wedding dresses.