Caprice Ann Jackson is paving the way for a sustainable future in fashion.
Talk about sustainable fashion and many may not know what it entails. But Caprece Ann Jackson, fashion futurist and eternal fashionista, is here to teach and promote all sustainable fashion. A native of Toledo, Ohio, Jackson moved to New York to pursue fashion technology as a Hearst Scholar, where she studied advertising and communications. She soaked up everything the city had to offer, including roller skating at Studio 54 one night with her classmates and rubbing elbows with artists and geniuses like Grace Jones and Jean-Paul Goude.
Before taking a commercial modeling job for the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency, Jackson went to lunch with B. Smith, the agency’s predecessor, a black model, seeking help in deciding whether to take the modeling role or use her ticket to Paris. She had plans to become a freelance journalist.
Jackson B. Smith remembers telling her to move to Paris and “live a life worth writing about.”
The rest is fashion history. As a freelance journalist, Jackson met many in the fashion world, including Patrick Kelly and Karl Lagerfeld. Five years later, she returns to the States, landing in Washington DC to immerse herself in politics, fashion and public relations.
Jackson now calls Baltimore home and has made a name for herself on the fashion scene.
“Fashion is my happy place. It’s my therapy in this crazy crazy world,” she says.
Not only is her mix of patterns and fabrics stunning and unique, but she speaks volumes about her work as a sustainable fashion maven. The handsome 68-year-old stays busy, promoting sustainable fashion in as many ways as possible.
She started her career in this area when she was working in joint production.Wear Baltimore“ In 2013, high-end cocktail hour where designers presented their collections. Fast forward to 2015, Jackson is involved ArtScapeThe largest free outdoor arts festival where she has produced installations featuring sustainable designers from Baltimore. In the year In 2020, she collaborated with creators Bridget Artes and Rick Davey. Sustainable Fashion WeekThis period shows sustainable designers New York Fashion Week.
Artise — which opened its first sustainable retail store, BAV BK Style, featuring sustainable designers at the Tanger Outlet in Atlantic City — wants to scale the operation and have stores across the country. Jackson, SFW’s first brand ambassador, is working with her to make this happen.
“Trends promote fashion waste,” says Jackson, a fact that makes fashion waste one of the world’s biggest polluters.
Because she’s also the first brand ambassador for Swap Across America—a clothing exchange experience founded in 2020 that promotes sustainable swapping, wearable art, cycling, and shopping across the country—Jackson puts her education and experience to work behind this important cause.
“I want to accelerate and expand the cycle of the sustainable fashion movement,” she says.
And in everything she does, Jackson is making this goal a reality.
you can find Jackson AFind out more about her at her upcoming fundraiser Upcycle Fashion Workshop Color & Sip on June 24th from 1-4pm on her website caprece.com and follow her on Instagram @capreceannjackson.
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