Have you heard of Fusion Magazine? Well, I have, and I need to tell you about it. Over this past weekend, I had the pleasure of interviewing with Savianah Persaud, a fellow Pace University student, to get the inside scoop on Fusion. Savianah is currently a junior at Pace University with a major in business management and a minor in fashion marketing. During the meeting, I could totally feel the excitement and passion that Savianah has for both the magazine and fashion as well.
Her Campus: What is Fusion Magazine? How did the magazine start?
Savianah Persaud: Fusion magazine is a fashion-based magazine that highlights events and different crafts from the Pace community and different designers and brands. Fusion started because of Allison’s vision of creating a magazine that anyone at Pace can help create and build on their resume. Pace doesn’t have a fashion major, only a fashion marketing minor. Allison and every member of the e-board want to include a fashion organization that can help anyone build and show off their craft.
HC: Who is Alisson? Is she a member of the club?
SP: Alisson Martinez is on the e-board of Fusion, she’s our president. The e-board also consists of Felicity Doran-Cressman as the treasurer, Carmen Ridley as the Secretary, and me as the Vice President.
HC: When do you meet? Who can join fusion?
SP: Anyone can join Fusion magazine! We’re looking for models, writers, editors, artists, photographers, DJs; anyone who’s into fashion and wants to have fun and help build this magazine! We also meet in person every Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in W620 at One Pace Plaza.
HC: Can we expect to see any events from Fusion soon? If not, what type of events do you plan to host?
SP: We have some amazing events coming up this semester, including: Create Your Own Tote Bag, Fusion Thrifted Runway, Mugler Exhibit Event, a launch party, and more!
HC: That’s amazing. I’ll definitely need to check those out! What are your goals for this magazine, for now and the future?
SP: Our goal at Fusion is to create a comfortable and creative space where the Pace community can come together to build a new edition of the Fusion magazine every semester.
HC: I love that! What are three words you would use to describe the magazine?
SP: Creative, fashionable, and innovative.
HC: Lastly, just for fun, who is your fashion inspiration? Also, if you could model for any high-fashion brand during New York Fashion Week, who would it be and why?
SP: Vivienne Westwood and Thierry Mugler are huge inspirations for me; I would love to walk for Mugler, I dream of walking for them.
After this interview, I can tell that Fusion Magazine will be a huge success. If you have an interest or passion for fashion, you need to check out this club. Fusion’s e-board is filled with some of the kindest and most creative people on Pace’s NYC campus. It was an absolute pleasure meeting with Savianah, and I can’t wait to attend their meetings. You can also find them on Instagram, @fusion.mag, to stay updated on all events and meetings!