My name is Andrea Mason and I am a first semester senior at URI with a double major in Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design and Philosophy.
Earlier in school, I was mainly interested in the aesthetic and creative process of fashion design. Putting outfits together was fun and came easily to me, and I was excited to learn how to design my own.
As time went on, I became increasingly interested in the dress of other people, and what this told me about who they were creatively and individually. That’s when I took up a second major in philosophy.
Nowadays, I’m still interested in the dress of people, but I am even more so in what dress and fashion truly are to those people, and society and cultures at large; that’s why I am excited to take this class, as it definitely addresses those questions!