From the NYTimes – At the corner of Seventh Avenue and 27th Street, Tenille Warren waited impatiently for the light to change. She swept under the purple welcome banner into the Fashion Institute of Technology’s industrial-looking building, raced upstairs to her class and slid into the front row beside a mannequin dressed in a Lululemon jacket. This was no time to be fashionably late.
Almost immediately, the professor gave a flash assignment: Sketch a garment for a sport of your choice. Ms. Warren quickly drew a plucky young black woman with Afro puffs in a racerback tennis dress with a flare skirt and white reflective trim.
“Make your garment look like it’s moving even though it’s standing still,” the professor, who had designed for Calvin Klein, instructed. Ms. Warren understood. In the rare moments she is standing still, she is still moving forward.