Anna Charest F1402Anna Charest: Student Bachelor of Science, Fashion Design, The Art Institute of Philadelphia

Anna Charest grew up in the one- traffic-light town of Brimfield, MA, where she learned to sew before entering kindergarten.

After joining a 4-H sewing club, Anna was introduced to lead line competitions, modeling original wool apparel while leading a sheep, which fueled her exploration of wool uses including knitting, penny-rug and needle-felting.

“My collection, HONOR, is inspired by convertible Civil War medical wagons and by Dr. Mary Edwards Walker. A female surgeon during the Civil War, she was the only woman to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Likewise I have been influenced by strong and passionate women and with this collection, I honor them,” she says.

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