UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (USC)
Paola Espinosa is a creative, skilled, and dedicated designer with a drive for a sustainable future. She is currently a second-year graduate student in the MFA Design program at the University of Southern California where she is focused on the research of biomaterials and their viable use within the fashion industry. Her goal is to design clothing that will positively impact the apparel industry’s future and transform the way society views clothing.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
I am inspired by the endless possibilities there are to experiment with new materials. The more that we become aware of climate change and the effects it will have on our future, it allows for new creative ideas to grow. As Designers we have the ability to think beyond the “what if” and bring into action new ideas that have the possibility to change our future.
IF THERE WERE NO BARRIERS AND CONSTRAINTS, WHAT PROJECT WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
If there were no barriers or constraints I would like to work/experiment with biomaterials and their growth at a larger scale. I currently work with really small pieces and design small items. Having the opportunity to grow and work with larger pieces will help to progress my current research at a faster rate.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
Currently I have been enjoying listening to some house music.