Background: Fatoumata Camara grew up in Jersey City, NJ to a family of Guinea decent. From an early beginning, she was submersed in the fine arts world and began exploring fashion design in high school. As an artist and designer she is strongly influenced by whimsical, child-like themes and bold colors.
Thoughts on the Collaboration: Working with Festival Ballet was one the most exciting experiences I have had thus far. I was thrilled when I was chosen to design Little Red’s costume. I drew inspiration from the fashion of the CW11 hit series Gossip Girl while keeping the innocence of the traditional character. I loved working with my dancers. They were just as excited about the development of the costume as I was. The best part about this experience was seeing how the garments looked in action.
Fatoumata Camara is a junior at RISD in the Cut & Sew Costume Studio.