BSU Creative Highlight: Gabriella Harbridge

Photography by Reagan Allen

Located in Muncie, Indiana, Ball State University is a nationally ranked university with highly acclaimed programs from Architecture to Business, but it is the creatives that fly under the radar on the campus. From photography to fashion design, many Ball State students are discovering their passions and creative skills during their college careers and PATTERN is happy to highlight a handful of the young talent at BSU.

Name: Gabriella Harbridge
Year in college: Senior
Major: Fashion Merchandising, Design Apparel
Instagram: @sig.na_gabriella

What are your creative outlets?
Fashion Design, Fashion Styling, Pattern making

What made you interested in this field?
Costume Design in film and theatre

What jobs/internships/student organizations are you a part of that help you pursue this field?
Aubry Lane (purse designer), Indiana Special Olympics (Opening Ceremony Activewear), Midwest Fashion Week, Minnetrista (costume designer), Fashion Design Society

How would you describe your style?
Elegant

What are three words that you would use to describe yourself?
Adventurous, eloquent, intuitive

What do you draw inspiration from?
Various fabrics, building design, nature, and people

Who are your favorite creatives? 
Lauren Rossi, Iris ApfelJanie Bryant, Ane Crabtree, Minne Small

What is your favorite part about being a creative?
The endless opportunities.

What are your goals/where do you want to be in two years?
Attend graduate school at La Accademia Costume e Moda in Rome.

What is your dream job? 
Costume Designer for film

Other than this creative outlet, what do you like to do in your freetime? 
Sketching, traveling, visiting museums