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FACE Program Helps Local Students Shine in Fashion Industry

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A road-rage incident left Amari Franklin paralyzed, but it didn’t stop her from pursuing her dream of becoming a fashion designer. Thanks to Fulton County’s Fashion, Art, Culture, and Education (FACE) program, Franklin is now closer than ever to realizing her ambition. The program, designed to expose students to fashion careers, played a pivotal role in Franklin’s journey, offering her opportunities to learn from industry professionals and showcase her talent.

The highlight of Franklin’s experience with FACE was a trip to Paris Fashion Week, where she and other students engaged with top designers and attended workshops. This exposure not only refined her skills but also fueled her passion for creating functional, fashionable clothing for people with disabilities. “Regular clothes don’t fit us well,” Franklin said, “so I decided to make something functional and fashionable to bring out someone’s personality and make them feel beautiful again.” The FACE program continues to support emerging talents like Franklin, proving that with the right resources and support, dreams can indeed become reality.