Brockton Sharisse Scott-Rawlins designs for Caribbean Fashion Week

BROCKTON — Sharisse Scott-Rawlins started a fashion business from hand-painting T-shirts in high school to designing a collection for Boston’s Caribbean Fashion Week

Scott-Rawlins was given an assignment in a sophomore environmental science class at Brockton High School and decided to showcase the work through a hand-painted T-shirt. 

While cruising through the halls, a teacher stopped the young designer and requested 30 shirts of her own for a bachelorette party.

Sharisse Scott-Rawlins, a Brockton High School alum, owns BySharisse, a fashion brand.

“The mother of the bride loved the shirts so much she asked me to make 30 more for all the waitresses to wear for the reception party,” Scott-Rawlins said. “That was the start of my business. It wasn’t something that was planned, but it’s something that I love doing.” 

After fulfilling the shirt request, Scott-Rawlins decided to kick her fashion design career into high gear and take it more seriously. She went on to Lasell University, earning a bachelor’s in fashion design and productions in 2016.

Katheleen Knopf

Next Post

Celebrating a Decade of Lagos Fashion Week

Fri Nov 5 , 2021
Before founding Lagos Fashion Week in 2011, Omoyemi Akerele was a lawyer and a stylist. Then one day, “I was just bored or ambitious enough to think this was something we could do,” she said over the phone from Lagos this past weekend. “But I wasn’t delusional.” This year represents […]

You May Like