I created my suit to celebrate summer memories growing up near Lake Erie. On weekends, I loved visiting Edgewater Park or Huntington Beach. It was cool to see the Cleveland skyline on the lake, and I have also enjoyed many sunsets. One of my summer traditions was watching fireworks at a local park with family and friends. I wanted to capture the colors of the fireworks overhead. I spent many days during the summer visiting the Cleveland Metroparks, spotting wildlife like herons or deer. I wanted my suit to tie together the best moments and beauty of summer as a tribute for when I leave for college this fall. Many of the colors were chosen to reflect a warm happy mood, and I chose to use gold because I wanted to create a sense of light and elegance.