Eileen Kohli grew up with fashion. She took creative cues from her family: her mother taking a fashion course while pregnant and her grandmother teaching Kohli how to sew just five years later. Her passion for the art runs deep, as she quickly took up drawing and photography as well.
“I love fashion and drawing but I never thought it could be a sustainable career until recently,” Kohli said. “There are so many different career options in the fashion industry; not just designing.”
In early November, Kohli was admitted to Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia.
“It was my top choice for a long time so I’m really excited,” Kohli said. “I felt so proud to know that they wanted me to come and study at their school, especially since they’re career-focused and do so much work with professionals like Calvin Klein and models like Tyra Banks.”
Kohli knows that there are some students who are hesitant to pursue careers in the arts, but she advises such students to not “let your fear hold you back.”
“The world has become a much more accepting place for artists,” Kohli said. “I’m very honored to have a place in it.”