For my March Madness project, I wanted to explore every crevice of the fashion industry and get a detailed understanding of every single piece of the business. have always been interested in fashion and specifically design from a very young age. I was fascinated by runway clothing, editorial shoots, and the most glamorous parts of the industry. As I got older I had more experience working in fashion. I had worked on magazine shoots, attended Paris fashion shows, and worked with the buyers of a major department store on what they would purchase for the next seasons. After having these experiences, it made me question whether I really wanted to work in design after all, and it gave me a new love for the industry and all the little parts that make it up. For this project, I took a month-long sustainability course at the Brooklyn Creative Learning Lab to learn about some of the impacts the fashion industry has on the environment. That class gave me a new view into how to view the fashion industry. For the main portion of my project, I interned at the corporate headquarters of Tory Burch. For my internship, I got to shadow Tory herself and follow her into all of her meetings. She consulted with me on what to do for certain details and pieces in design meetings and made me feel really valued. My goal the whole year was to hopefully intern for a company just like Tory Burch and do exactly what I ended up doing! It was really difficult to achieve this due to covid and how most offices were closed but in the end, I was still able to get the full in-person working experience with Tory Burch. At the end of my project, I was able to find and finish an internship with a major fashion corporation, attend a class about fashion sustainability, and further my personal interest and passion within the fashion industry. Now, I am already in the process of talking to Tory’s team about working there this summer and having a month-long internship where I can be assigned an individual job and have a new work experience.