When we think of our 14 year old selves, most of us don’t imagine being famous designers getting ready for fashion week, right? Well that’s not the case for Ludovika Koch.
The teenager, based out of Miami is not your average girl, but a great example of how to rise above adversity during your school years.
She fell in love with designing at the age of 11 when she created her own Halloween costume out of soda cans, because she wasn’t able to afford anything else. Now there’s a clever way to get around not having much cash: get creative!
Since 2010, she has never looked back. Her mother, a TV producer, is constantly surrounded by models, photographers, and designers and that was what set the stage for Ludovika. Her parents currently help her fund her clothing line, which Ludovika models for.
“I love making art, which is why started my line,” she tells the Daily Mail. “I have a taste for glamor and femininity. Colors inspire me, unusual materials and jewels.”
Ludovika has been home-schooled since age 11, which gave her the ability to also work on her clothing line, but it wasn’t always smooth sailing for the creative genius.”In middle school I had my own style, my own ways,” she said. “I was bullied for expressing myself and not being afraid to stand out. But everyone experiences it at one point, it’s so common in the U.S.”
But while there are some who don’t know how to overcome this cruelty, we love that Ludovika is a great example of how to combat adversity. She decided to get creative an focus on her own goals, rather than trying to keep up with everyone else’s trends. And she has advice for others who have been bullied or are currently experiencing it:
“I want to show people it doesn’t matter what people are going to tell you, what matters are your dreams. if you want something to happen, at the end of the day you only have yourself. You have the choice to play your life as your choose, it’s a blank canvas.”
the industry needs to start accepting a diversity of height when it comes to models. there r plus size models, y not have short ones?
— Ludovika Koch (@LudovikaKoch) September 30, 2013