Shalyn Webber. Designer. Innovator
Shalyn Webber, born in Lowell Massachusetts in 1989, developed a love for art at an early age. Influenced by her aunt, an art teacher, she would spend long hours drawing and painting.
When she graduated high school she was encouraged by her family to follow her heart and pursue an art degree in Boston. It was not until she began her undergraduate studies that she was able to experience the full range of art and design possibilities.
During her first year she was given the opportunity to explore a variety of focus areas and realized that Fashion was where she found her true passion, by manipulating textiles is a 3D form. At first, she was attracted to the opulence of the couture runway shows of Alexander McQueen, Channel, and Dior, but as studies progressed, she discovered a love for tailoring, beading, and details.
After graduating in 2011 Shalyn held multiple positions exploring costume design and millinery. Although those experiences improved her skills, she did not seek a position in the fashion industry. Instead, she chose to return to school applying in 2016 for an MFA in fashion at the Savannah College of Art and Design to further explore her aesthetics as a designer.
Massart, Boston MA, BFA May 2011 Fashion Design
SCAD, Savannah GA, MFA May 2019 Fashion Design
MET’s Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between, Second place winner CFDA Geoffrey Beene Competition participant SCAD Achievement Grad Scholarship Emerging Fashion Designer 3 Illustrations selected for publication Wearable Art Exhibit Burlington, MA, 2010, “High Flying” CFDA Junior Level Competition 2010, honorable mention