Today we’d like to introduce you to Ariana Chariton.
Ariana, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I grew up in Walpole, MA. I have a background in theater and Ever since a young age I loved anything that gave me the opportunity to get into an artistic flow. I have always been interested in traveling the world. I first left the country without my family the summer going into my freshman year of high school. Since then I have traveled to a few European countries, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Cuba, and many of the states. I will be interning with a designer in Dublin, Ireland this summer as well!
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I am a fashion design major at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. When people wear my clothing, I hope they feel confident, beautiful, and a little bit spunky! I use a lot of bright colors and layering techniques, and I love to create handmade details to add onto my garments. My design aesthetic is a little bit quirky and it emphasizes that strong women are beautiful. I grew up with a mom who is resilient, compassionate, and fierce and she has influenced my outlook on design immensely! I always draw my figures with a little bit of muscle and I always have them looking ready to persist. I also have a strong interest in using fashion to help others. I hope that after college I can start a nonprofit organization that creates personalized hospital gowns for kids, and clothing that caters to people who have had diseases that leave different types of scars. Overall, I hope my clothes make people smile and make people feel confident!
Any advice for aspiring or new artists?
Stay perseverant! Learn from your mistakes rather than dwelling on them and never forget the joy you find in creating that makes it all worth it!
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
My Instagram is @analeechic, and you can see my senior thesis collection in May 2019 at the annual MassArt fashion show. I also have an online portfolio on enhance.com you can find me under Ariana Chariton. Lastly, if you’d like to know more about my philosophy about how what you wear can influence your everyday life, check out my blog at www.drunkonspunk.wordpress.edu
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @analeechic
Models: Linden Grenier, Marcelina Roszkowski, Eliza Petithory, Kristine Paragus