Fashion Faceoff: Meet Ariana Rodriguez

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Six students at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia are competing in Wearables' new Fashion Faceoff contest. Juniors in Moore's fashion program have spent the year desigining and constructing athleisure looks, and we added on to their assignment, asking them to create an original embellishment design for a blank garment from Vantage Apparel. Check back regularly to learn more about Ariana and her work. 

Name: Ariana Rodriguez
Age: 23
Hometown: Warminster, PA

Q. Who are your design inspirations?

A. I am inspired by humanitarians, social activists and environmental engineers. I don’t have one specific person, but rather a group of people who inspire my designs.

Q. How would you describe your design aesthetic?

A. My aesthetic is minimalist and chic with social awareness. I focus on quality over quantity and strive to encourage ethical fashion practices.

Q. Where do you see yourself in five years?

A. Working for a company with the same values as me as a wearable tech innovator.


  • Check out Ariana Rodriguez's lookbook to see her athleisure designs in progress.
  • Watch this video to find out why Ariana decided to enter the Fashion Faceoff contest.
  • Check out this slideshow to see how Ariana developed her concept for Vantage Apparel.
  • Watch this video to find out what Ariana learned from working with Vantage Apparel.
  • Find out what the judges had to say about Ariana's mini-collection.
  • See Fashion Faceoff contestants' looks walk the runway.

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