New Look teaches youth to discover what they’re passionate about and then work hard to turn that interest into a career path to work towards in high school and college. Deja, a senior from Detroit New Look, is following her dreams by embracing her passion for fashion.
Hi My name is Deja Milany Jones. I am from Detroit, MI where I am in the 12th grade at Henry Ford Academy School For Creative Studies.
Passion for Fashion
I developed y passion for fashion in the 9th grade when I created my first collection for my very first fashion show, all made from duct tape and paper. I love designing and I try to create something every six months. Currently, I am designing and creating my prom dress. In the past, I have enjoyed creating from both conventional and unconventional materials, meaning things such as paper and plastic. I have won multiple awards for my designs, just recently being two Golds and one Honorable Mention in the Scholastic Art & Writing Competition. I have also participated in many Fashion shows throughout Detroit including The Michigan Fash Fest, and The Detroit Design Festival. Here are two of my designs. The first is called ‘boucle’, which means loop in French. I made it out of magazines. The other is called ‘Swatch’. I created it out of paint swatches.