With $ 250, I was able to get materials to make a collection of eight capsules from work teams that are invaluable to me. But what really excited me was the opportunity to work with my mother again. Reflecting our new relationship as two adults, our modern relationship is more collaborative than it was in my childhood. After years spent in New York and writing for the fashion industry, I am able to bring in an aesthetic sensitivity that is in line with today’s runway and street style trends. Meanwhile, my mother’s incomparable sewing skills, which she has mastered for over 30 years, help me turn my vision into real clothes. If we had to do this full-time, I would be the creative director, and my mother would be the studio’s premiere.