Designer: Mallory Hayes
Hometown: Asheboro, NC
Collection Title: Efficace & Actif
From a young age, Mallory has always had a passion for fashion and loved to use her creative brain, however she did not know what she wanted to do with it. Upon attending the Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP) at the Wilson College of Textiles, she knew the atmosphere of the college was one she would thrive in.
Mallory is in her last semester as an Undergrad in the Fashion and Textile Management Program concentrating in Fashion Development and Product Management. Upon graduating this December, she will continue in the Accelerated Bachelors Master’s program to complete her Master of Textiles, expecting to graduate May 2020.
Apart from academia, she is an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor where she teaches classes at NC States Wellness and Recreation Center, CycleBar, and Crunch Fitness. She also spent her past summer as a Technical Design intern at Under Armour.
Efficace & Actif, French for Efficient and Active, is a collection developed for active, working woman. The garments in this collection are designed for the women who work in a business casual to a business professional environment. However, with a quick change of shoes, they are also ready for the gym, creating the idea of “work to workout”. There is no more worrying about forgetting gym clothes or having twice as many clothes to wash. This line also has self-developed prints inspired by city flowers. The Efficace & Actif women embodies the architecture of a city but also nourishes herself similar to growing a flower. This woman lives her best structured life, managing to balance work, health, and is flourishing in her social life.