Posted by: Roy Wilbur
This talk was given at TEDx Philadelphia in March 2014, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Why don’t we shop for clothes like we shop for groceries? If we care about what we put in our bodies, we should value what we put on them and the makers behind the seams, says fashion designer Dom Streater. The 2013 winner of “Project Runway” takes a look at the peer-to-peer relationship between creators and consumers in this surprising and funny talk about our hunt for cheap threads.
Dom Streater was born and raised in the heart of West Philadelphia. An avid artist since childhood, she earned a bachelors degree in Fashion Design from Moore College of Art & Design in 2010. Just a few years after the completion of her degree, Dom was cast on the Emmy Award winning television series “Project Runway” Season 12, where she made a mark on the fashion industry by winning the competition with her use of bold and daring color and prints.
Her aesthetic is defined and inspired by both the natural and urban worlds, combining a symphony of graphic prints and chic silhouettes onto the body. She currently designs for her self-titled line.