From Southwest Virginia to the Big Apple
Destiny and a dream
By Max Esterhuizen '15
From a young age, Destiny Howard ’16 knew what she wanted to become: a fashion designer. Now, as the owner and designer of her brand, “Destiny Howard,” she does everything, including sketching, concepting, sewing, social marketing and booking.
After operating the business for less than a year, Howard got the news that all her hard work and dedication to her business and dream had paid off: her brand had been accepted into Society Fashion Week as part of New York Fashion Week.
Howard incorporated a purposeful and positive message into her line displayed at Society Fashion Week through the concept of ethereal madness.
“Every time I do a collection, it has to have meaning behind it, something positive to impact someone’s life,” she said.
“The collection has to do with remembering your worth and recognizing your worth and knowing that you are beautiful on the inside and outside. After you’ve overcome something, don’t go back to that thing that made you insecure or feel less worthy.”
The models displaying Destiny Howard’s collection captured the concept of ethereal madness on the runway.
From a young age, Destiny Howard ’16 knew what she wanted to become: a fashion designer. Now, after owning her own business, the Radford University alumna landed on fashion’s biggest stage and displayed her collection at Society Fashion Week at New York Fashion Week.