Meet the 2011 Back-to-School Goodwill Hunter Fashion Challenge winner. His collegiate style choice (from the Kaimuki Goodwill store) embodies casual comfort and resort chic, but yes, it’s still school-appropriate. Moses Gouveia is the Fashion Club President at Honolulu Community College and is passionate about design, Goodwill treasure hunting and promoting fashion. He is the newest member of the Writer’s Block - a Goodwill Hunter guest blogger. Here’s his first write-up:
My name is Moses Gouveia and I’m currently serving as the Fashion Club President at Honolulu Community College. As the president, my main goal is to bring together all of the fashion club students and members to raise money for our Annual Senior Fashion Show at the end of the Spring 2012 Semester. Working together as a cohesive unit should enable us to put on an amazing fashion show production, and of course, allow all members and students to showcase their beautiful creations.
Currently in my third semester of studying the different aspects of Fashion Technology, I am fascinated at how fashion design can be broken down into somewhat of a science. I admire the work and designs of the great designer, Valentino Garavani. He is known for making dresses that utilize clean lines, and yet, these masterpieces are beautiful and elegant.
Where does Goodwill fit into the scheme of fashion design in my life? Goodwill is a place where I can find unique and affordable items that I can use to redesign or alter to make it fit into my design aesthetic. Since fashion happens in cycles, you can always find something at any one of the Goodwill stores that will fit into your wardrobe. Shopping Goodwill stores helps to support those individuals who need job training skills, empowering them to find a job and be self-sufficient.
In closing, I would like to thank Goodwill Industries of Hawaii and Amanda Stevens for this amazing opportunity to be featured in The Goodwill Hunter blog. I am honored, and invite all of you fellow fashionistas to participate in the Goodwill Challenges (like the Goodwill GLAM & Ghouls Costume Contest). Learn more about internship opportunities at Goodwill Industries of Hawaii at www.higoodwill.org/glam.
I will be graduating at the end of this school year, and will be showcasing my Senior Line/Collection at the upcoming fashion show. If you would like to come out and support my fellow classmen and I, serious fashion and couture will definitely be served. Stay Tuned.