Teens had a behind-the-scenes opportunity this week with a visit to SENA. Sena Yang is the creative force behind her namesake, SENA. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Sena began her career working alongside Alexander McQueen, Catherine Malandrino, LaROK and Sue Stemp.
She shared her experience as an up-and-coming designer with students and related key lessons like "don't burn bridges" and the importance of getting as much work experience as possible, stating "knowledge is power".
As students venture into internship opportunities this summer they stepped away from the visit invigorated and driven. She reminded them "interning is a great way of obtaining insight into the industry, it's a lot of work and you can never give up".
She wrapped up the visit with a look at the work taking place right outside her door. Committed to the Garment District, she keeps her manufacturing domestic. All of her clothes are developed and produced in the heart of the Garment District, 100% Made in NYC.