Briana Will Show You Up
By Ada Onuegbe
As a Fashion Merchandising and Management major at FIT, Briana Codella was constantly told that there was a solid line between those who designed and those who managed — one could not be the other. Eager to explore fashion design, the stereotypes in college disappointed a girl who was raised to take on the world without limitations.
Growing up, creative freedom was encouraged by her school teacher mother. “She left me to do whatever my heart desired,” said Briana. “She let me be as random as I wanted to be.” Briana appropriately never felt a need or desire to conform. Self-described as “well-rounded”, she developed many interests as a child and explored all of them as little or as in-depth as she saw fit.