Jessica Richmond is a final year Bachelor of Creative Design: Fashion student completing her fourth year at Queensland University of Technology. Through her degree she has completed design briefs for men and women’s wear as well as accessories. Her passion for formal attire developed back in high school when she won first place in Queensland for the School aged teen fashion awards and she found a love for creation. She has gone on to intern with Australian accessories label Mimco and the Country Road Group where her love of detail was encouraged and where she has now been inspired to complete accessory design courses in the coming year. Based on the Gold Coast where the fashion industry rarely flourishes beyond swimwear she has found a calling for custom made designs in the market. She will go on next year to build a small business in custom designs for formal and smart dress attire and in the following years potentially move to Sydney or Melbourne to pursue her career with one of Australia’s major fashion labels.