The decision to come to Auburn University leaves students with seemingly endless options and opportunities. After receiving their acceptance letters, incoming freshman must start deciding which college will be the best fit for them. They can choose anything from English to poultry science. With all those choices, senior Kristin Lett chose a path less chosen: Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production .
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“Honestly, I came to Auburn because it is where I always pictured myself since I was little,” says Lett. “Pretty much all my family went here.”
After arriving in Auburn in 2006 she already knew what she wanted to do.
"It wasn't really something I had to "decide", it has always been what I have wanted to do! I have been designing since I was about 10.”
Since starting the apparel merchandising, design and production program, or fashion program as the students call it, Lett has learned the ins and outs of the fashion world.
Being a fashion student is not an easy task, according the Lett.
“I spent 10 hours in the sewing room working on one piece,” says Lett. “Fashion majors spend the majority of there time in that room.”
“The end product is worth it,” says Lett. “I feel so proud that I can design and create something I love.”
Professors give students room for creativity. The students are given the opportunity to decide what kind of designer they want to be pursue that.
"Fashion should not be so much concentrated on trends," believes Lett. "It should be more that what you wear that makes you feel good and like a real woman, because that is all that really matters."
Lett will be in New York this summer for a fashion internship