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Issue 8: Elxavier Caldwell

1. What inspired you to pick up your craft?
- I have always been obsessed with how clothes look even as a kid. To how they were made or even the color was fascinating to me about certain garments, and I think growing up with a fashionable mother is what really inspired this. She was always taking me shopping and constantly had me around clothing stores 24/7.
2. What about your art makes you who you are?
- From the way it starts to the way it ends i just love the process of coming up with an idea and executing it. I would describe myself as unorthodox and i think that's why I always want to push the limits of traditional clothing that I make. I like to create things that have people in awe. That's what fashion is all about to me and thankfully I have a great team to help me achieve my visions.
3. Where do you draw your creative inspiration from?
- Honestly, I would say I get it from my surroundings, I'm constantly inspired by my environment. There have been so many times where I have been out, and something catches my eye and I put it up for an idea
4. What is the most important feeling for you to evoke in viewers of your work?
- I want to show people beauty is in the eye of the beholder, be you, and don't worry about anything else. If you feel fly, keep doing what you're doing, that's all that matters.
5. How would you like to inspire other creators?
- By just showing them, you got to go for it i mean so much talent is at are school and so many students with amazing ideas, but they don't try it. The best way to create is to create
6. Detail your creative process.
- My creative process is a bit all over the place sometimes it can be unorthodox, but it works for me and my team. Usually, I come up with an idea discuss it with my team, and we do are best to make it come to life, and I am so grateful to have other designers on my side.
7. How do you take a ‘blank canvas’ and turn it into something you are proud of?
- To be honest I rarely ever start with a blank canvas anytime i start something i usually already have a general idea of what I want it to turn it into
8. What is the hardest challenge to overcome as a creative in your craft?
- The hardest challenge for me is to know when something is finished, I constantly want to do more and more but sometimes that can ruin the product you have to know when to stop. That is something i have been learning for some time now. Sometimes you just got to take a little break from your craft for the best outcome.


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