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Blue Ridge’s Fashion Designer

By: Emma Davis/ Editor-in-Chief

Fashion is a big thing in today’s society. Blue Ridge student Isaiah Torres tackles this subject by enlightening the people around him on how fashion is so much more than what meets the eye.

Clothing is a way students and young people all around the world use to express themselves. Isaiah is helping people express themselves, allowing them to rock a night of fun with confidence.

Take a look at just some of Torres’s designs on these girls who were able to walk in with one of a kind dresses for their 2023 homecoming.

The Impact

The girls were interviewed on how they felt when they finally put their dresses on.

Emily Danora, a student who attends Montrose and is a friend of Torres’s, mentions how thankful she was to have a dress made by him. “It was very beautiful, I loved it very much, and I am so thankful that you made me a dress.”

Emily posing for a picture in her dress
Photo Credits: Unknown

“The one day I brought it home I was ecstatic and so excited to finally put my vision on.” Eli Buchanan states.

Buchanan also mentioned how happy and comfortable she felt in her dress, “I felt happy in it, I could dance in it and feel comfortable.”

“I wasn’t planning on attending homecoming. Looking for dresses isn’t my favorite thing, they are too short, too long, or just altogether don’t look flattering on me. I struggle a little extra with my height. However, Isaiah wasn’t going to allow me to miss out on the fun and designed a dress that achieved the feeling and statement I was looking for.” Emma Davis, an 11th grader attending Blue Ridge explained.

Photo of Emma in her dress photo taken by Esther Davis

Words from Isaiah

Torres was asked how he feels seeing people wear the clothes he made, and his answer was quite clear on what his passion is all about.

“I feel so proud and happy at the fact I can be a factor in someone’s special day. I also feel like I am truly creating peoples visions which is really important to me.”

Isaiah Torres’s compassionate vision creates something powerful, a chance for everyone to experience a feeling so special.

Read more about Isaiah Torres’s Journey: https://www.raiderreader.org/a-visit-to-wvia/

More about Isaiah’s Passion: https://www.wvia.org/shows/artist-week/episodes/isaiah-torres-4acjwf

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Emma Davishttps://wearefreedbygrace.blogspot.com/?m=1
HomeTown: Pennsylvania, New Milford High School: Blue Ridge School District What I Do: I’m entering Junior Year of High School where I plan to work towards college to achieve a career in writing. I enjoy reading,writing, and listening to people. I believe it is very important to share the powerful words we possess with the world. Interesting Fact: I try to wake up at 5 AM everyday but I hit the snooze button everytime. Most Important Lesson I’ve Learned: You can choose how you respond to a difficult situation. Favorite Movie: The Illusionist Favorite Book: I don’t think I could ever pick one. What I Like About Raider Reader: I like the fact students are given the opportunity to share their opinions, to be able to have a voice is so important. Raider Reader also allows students to be able to learn more about what’s happening in their school and can create healthy conversations between their peers.
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