A Message From the Founder
My name is Michelle Chung, and I founded We The Future of Fashion. WTFofFashion, short for We The Future of Fashion, started as a passion project at the beginning of 2021. At the time, I had just finished my associate's degree in fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
My experience studying fashion design at FIT provided me with a wealth of newfound skills for which I am deeply grateful. I will forever appreciate the opportunity I had to pursue fashion design at this institution. However, my time at FIT also revealed the shortcomings of the fashion industry, which in turn ignited my determination to be a catalyst for industrial change. My passion for driving change in the industry quickly surpassed my initial desire to create clothing.
As I continued to get my bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship, I focused on learning and researching what fashion inclusivity means and what it looks like. I started making videos on TikTok, sharing little snippets of my findings while surveying viewers' responses.
Clients began approaching me after finding me on TikTok, inquiring about my consulting services. Although I initially hesitated due to my lack of consulting experience, I eventually agreed. TikTok continued to draw more attention, resulting in additional consulting requests. Over time, I realized that I may need to take a break from consulting to find better and more effective ways to serve more people. I am no longer taking on any new consulting clients as I want to focus on creating more educational resources to serve more people and catalyze the industrial change I want to create.
Thank you to all my former clients and everyone who has been a part of this journey. As one chapter of We The Future of Fashion closes, another one begins. I am incredibly excited and honored to share all these changes with you.
October 6, 2023