Introducing…. Clare Stevenson! Clare is the first of our two manufacturing and production interns this summer here at Anne Cate. Clare is 23 years old and is originally from Akron, Ohio! She is a senior at Kent State University and is working towards her Fashion Design degree with a minor in marketing.
As a girl, Clare attended private school and wore a uniform to school every single day. Outside of her school uniform she really only had a handful of outfits to wear. When she moved into a public high school and no longer had to wear a uniform, in her own words, “everything changed.” Her eyes were opened to fashion and how pivotal it could be to self expression. She had been sewing since she was 11 years old and began to make her own clothes. She loved that by making her own clothes she had things that were made just for her!
Since then, her dreams of becoming an haute couture designer have blossomed. She loves brands like Chanel and Dior and loves the classic Parisian and European fashion houses. She loves working through the creative design process and hopes to make these high fashion brands more sustainable one day through her design work and influence.
Ever since she was 10 years old Clare has been drawn in by the city of Paris. As a girl, she dreamed of going for many years. Luckily, her dream came true during a study abroad through Kent State. Her experience was magical and she felt like Paris was truly where she belonged. She has returned home to Ohio, but when leaving Paris it was not goodbye, but see you later.
After graduation she plans to continue working as an alteration specialist through David’s Bridal to gain some experience for a few years. Eventually, she would love to return to Paris and take her turn to lead the fashion industry into a more sustainable future!
In her free time Clare loves to travel, watch movies, and even try her hand at some DIY furniture renovation (look out Joanna Gaines!!). Clare is truly such a kind, creative, and hard working individual and we are so excited to have her on board this summer!