Johnson hopes that showing her collection at Passport for Fashion will connect her with professional designers. "I would love to find a mentor," she says, "someone that can teach me and help me further my craft."
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Sara Johnson has a design studio in her basement, but she moved her work upstairs to the kitchen table. "I found I was feeling bad because I wasn't seeing my family," Johnson says.
Passport for Fashion is Charlotte’s largest spring fashion show and is estimated to attract around 3,000 people to the NC Music Factory. Around 200 models will wear designs from fashion industry professionals, as well as work from local aspiring designers. WFAE's Briana Duggan spoke with one of them.