Fashion Design Alumna Bethany Yellowtail is featured in an Indian Country Today Media Network profile thanks to her new job as First Patternmaker for Baby Phat. Since graduating from FIDM in 2009, the 23-year-old has interned at RaggStar and worked as an Assistant Patternmaker at BCBGMAXAZRIA, and she designs custom apparel on the side (pictured above) under the label B.Yellowtail.
"I grew up on an Indian reservation in rural Montana, and when I design, even if it is for a glamorous red carpet gown, I always pull some sort of inspiration from my culture," she said. "Whether it’s a print, a texture, or simply an emotion I evoke through my design process, that’s my main source of inspiration and what keeps me motivated."
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