My graduation dress I created using Piñatex!

So recently I attended my graduation ceremony for my Bachelor’s degree at Kingston University in May 2019 which is a super great accomplishment for me after only just moving to London 5 years ago with knowing little to no English! For the ceremony, I decided to bring one of my fashion designs to life and create my own graduation dress!

I started designing my dress months before the ceremony. I absolutely love dreamy and princess dresses and, because this day was so special to me, I wanted to feel like a princess for the ceremony.

The dress was made using Piñatex material. Piñatex is a natural leather alternative made from cellulose fibers from pineapples! Imagine that for a second. A leather dress made from Pineapple! It’s amazing really, designing a dress and bringing it to life and also only using sustainable fabrics. One of the best moments of my career.

Here’s an edit I did on photoshop for fun:

I received so many compliments for this dress and I am so happy that I was able to create an environmentally friendly dress. I am a big believer in creating sustainable fashion and products in today’s world. Check out future blog posts on my views on this because I feel like it’s just so important to bring awareness with everything that’s going on in the world today.

I worked with some amazing seamstresses that helped bring this dress to life. I am just so proud of this! Check out this video I edited myself of this very special day:

My lifelong dream has always been to become a fashion designer and start my own fashion brand. Whenever I have some free time from working at my job or working on my platforms, I try to draw as much as I can. I am working extremely hard to bring these drawings to life and share them with everyone. And these designs will only be created using sustainable such as Piñatex!

Thank you for taking the time to read this! I can’t wait to bring more designs to life. Please watch out for more blog posts to follow my designs.

Until the next one.

With love,


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