Born in Detroit, Michigan, and raised in Houston, Texas, Susan Lizotte’s FIDM Debut collection combines comfort and elegance. Aiming to exude a calming feeling, and highlighting the allure of modesty, Lizotte looked to soft curves in architecture and soft textiles as inspiration for her womenswear designs. She incorporated ponte, Sherpa, and satin textiles, as well as hand-painted organza in a color palette of neutrals and tranquil pinks. Lizotte will continue her studies to earn a bachelor’s degree at FIDM. In the future, she aims to work as a fashion designer at an established company, with an eventual goal of building her own brand.