Talking about High Tech fabrics and working with students on active sportswear designs, +++ is definitely inspiring. The faux leather was supposed to turn into an evening dress, but then everything changed.
My newest design
Square cut out black soft faux leather sweatshirt with
industrial zipper detail in red and contrasting arrangement of faux leather face with brushed, suede like,
soft, stretch knit backing.
The design combines a clean, elegant style with great
comfort. With its kimono cut and attached sleeves, the extended back, and the
large front pocket it is dressy but keeps its cool attitude.
The all over squared cut outs allow air to pass through the
faux leather and provide great breathability.
My interest in fashion came in second grade, when I saw my father using a nail as an alternative for a lost button to close his trousers. Still in school, I already took classes in couture hand and machine sewing and knitting. I continued designing and sewing garments throughout my whole life. My dream to do what I love so much professionally came true, when I started to study Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City where I was awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Art and Design Summa Cum Laude. Extracurricular Haute Couture and business classes built the foundation for my business SIEVERING Evening, Bridal, and Cocktail that I established in 2006. In 2008, I won the Supima Inaugural Design Competition for the best knit design. In the 2010 Fashion Group International Rising Star Award competition, I was chosen a finalist among Joseph Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung, et al. I felt more than happy, when, in spring 2013, I got asked to act as Designer Critic and later the same year to also teach Fashion Design at my alma mater.