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Fashion Designer, Lilly Pulitzer

Abby Ip

Fashion Design '10

Abby Ip, Fashion Design '10

What made you choose Drexel for the Fashion Design program?

I chose Drexel University because it has a renowned and competitive Fashion Design program that is highly recognized by industry professionals.

Why did you choose to study fashion design?

I chose to study fashion design because I have always had a love for fashion and art.

What was your favorite class? Why?

My favorite class was Fashion Design IV. Lilly Pulitzer donated fabric to our class for an Eveningwear Competition. Our challenge was to create an eveningwear dress that was on-brand with the company of authentic resort wear that was born in Palm Beach. I ended up winning the competition and landed an internship at Lilly Pulitzer following graduation.

What co-op(s) did you do? Position?

I found my co-op experience on my own. I worked at Marc Jacobs and Nanette Lepore in New York City.

Where do you work and what is your current position?

I'm a Fashion Designer at Lilly Pulitzer.