My name is Deja Herelle and I am from Garner, North Carolina. I am currently a Senior majoring in Fashion and Textile Design and minoring in Business Administration. My passion for textiles and fashion came on at an early age. When I was 11 years old, and my parents bought me my first Singer sewing machine. Not realizing what I was doing, I was making patterns out of newspaper, and sewing fabrics to create a garment of my own.
The name of my Senior collection is “Scarlet.” When coming across the definition of the word, I found Scarlet described as a “bright red color with a slightly orange tinge. Most associated with courage, force, passion, heat, and joy.” I chose Scarlet as the title of my collection not only because I enjoy the boldness of the color, but also as a means to evoke a feeling of my passion and joy toward fashion design.