Visnja Clayton's Profile
Visnja R. Clayton/Designer
Visnja R. Clayton’s first fashion statement was an insistence on a lighter shade of blue than ever previously allowed in the drab public school uniforms that she was forced to wear in her homeland of Croatia. Her mother custom-made the uniform to Visnja’s specifications. A fashion designer was born.
Visnja made her first dress at age twelve, shortly after she and her family moved to the United States. In high school in Rochester, New York, Visnja won many awards for her artwork. Her mother, who encouraged Visnja to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology, always nurtured her aesthetic sensibilities.
At F.I.T., Visnja majored in apparel design and created swimwear, daywear, tailored clothing, active sportswear, evening and menswear. Visnja graduated with honors in 1981 and…
- Born on March 10
- Joined July 8, 2009