Featured Student: Anna Louise Thetard

Anna Louise Thetard

Major: Apparel Design and Technology with a minor in Art & Design Studio 

What is your favorite course: My favorite course is CSR 328 also known as Illustration

What is your favorite food: My favorite foods are pickles, bagels, chocolate strawberries and more bagels

What activities are you involved in outside of class: I am an active member of Phi Mu Sorority, a member of Purdue Fashion Association and a photographer for senior portraits and Purdue sponsored events 

Why did you decided to study apparel?:  "Art should comfort the disturb and disturb the comfortable." As a creator, I have learned that inspiration comes from multiple avenues.  For instance, Cease A. Cruz, a poet and social justice activist, spoke words truer than any I had ever heard before.  Art is meant to make an audience feel, allowing emotion to affect the soul.  In my case, fashion is my art form.  I have always admired the fashion industry not for the glamour, but as an outlet for expression.  The ability to decorate the skin with textures, fabrics and accessories has mesmerized me from the very beginning.  When I styled my first outfit it felt as through I was wearing a badge of honor.  It was the epitome of my social armor.

How would you describe yourself in three words: Ambitious, vibrant, and positive.

One stand out moment from being at Purdue: When I got into the Fashion Institute of Technology my junior year as a Fashion Business Managment major through Purdue's transfer program.  I now have an Associates degree from F.I.T along with my Bachelors from Purdue University.

What inspires you: Nature, photography, my family, friends, traveling, and history. 

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