Designer Teaches Fashion Class To Prisoners
Rikers inmates learn to examine societal issues through the lens of fashion.
Anna Lynett Moss, the designer behind bag line Chiyome (and a Project Runway alum) is bringing her fashion knowledge and concerns to the women imprisoned at Rikers Island as part of the Prison Education Initiative.
Moss, believes that her creative disposition gives her the tools to approach societal concerns such as racial diversity, appropriation of ethnic culture and paradigms of beauty from a fresh angle. She told e-commerce site Of a Kind:
People with creative training are in a unique position to envision alternatives to some of our deepest social problems.