"I am an individual dedicated to embracing the beauty of true art, whichever form that may present itself in."
Layne is based in College Station, Texas and will be gracing the FashNet 2017 Runway with her designs.
How long have you been active in your nominated field?
I have been modeling for about 3 years and began seriously pursuing the profession within the past year.
How would you describe yourself as fashion artist in relation to your nominated field, creativity or talent?
I am an individual dedicated to embracing the beauty of true art, whichever form that may present itself in. I have an immense appreciation for the creativity and meaning that can be expressed within a piece of clothing. As a runway model I have the opportunity to bring life to the art in different pieces of fashion. I am empowered by the stories behind each look and through the expression of these I am able to not only enjoy the outfits myself but also to create an experience that captivates the audience for those few moments I have with them on the runway.
Have you ever participated in a fashion Runway Show before?
Yes, I have graciously had the opportunity of modeling in many shows in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and my hometown Bryan, Texas; along with multiple shows in New York Fashion Week this past September.
Have you ever been nominated for an Award before? If so which one?
I have not been nominated for an award before, and am honored with being chosen as a nominee for the Emerging Fashion Model.
What inspires and motivates you?
I am inspired by the beauty in God’s creation, specifically His people. Each individual has a story and purpose and just by listening to these stories one can gain wisdom and be inspired. Inspiration for me, is the women in my life. These women have showed me strength, power, grace, and beauty through their hard work and kindness which I hope to embody in my work. I am also inspired by a designer’s vision, and thrive in bringing that vision to life on the runway. What motivates me is the drive I have to inspire others. I want to be someone who gives hope to those who have lost faith in themselves, radiates the strength of a woman, and shines with the love that I receive from Jesus Christ.
What 4 Adjectives best describe your work?
Timeless, Elegance, Connection, Passionate
What makes you the best candidate for this Award?
My passion for the art of fashion and this industry because of the beauty and purpose behind each collection and each outfit. I believe I am the best candidate for this award because I hold an emerging view on the purpose of a runway model. My dedication to creating an experience in those few moments that I share with an audience while I am on the runway and attempting to fully express a designers meaning for a piece set’s me apart from many other models. Because of my love for art, I have a unique approach to runway modeling and I believe that makes me the best candidate for this award.