Alumni in the Industry

Jessica Meiko Foreman's Path Down the Runway

By Fairfax Academy
February 08, 2024
Jessica Meiko

Jessica Meiko Foreman Class of 2018 

Fashion Designer MEIKO/Seamstress/Gown Consultant 

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The most meaningful thing about Fairfax Academy was having not just a TEACHER, but a LIFE MENTOR by my side every day. It sparked this fire in me and made me realize a creative career is attainable if you love it enough. Without Academy, I wouldn't have found my love for creating with my hands. I was surrounded with like-minded peers, an insanely creative room to escape that "normal" high school day in, and abundant inspiration. My teacher, Jin-A Chang, would tell us every day that we were going to be world changers- that has stuck with me through it all.“

Jessica Meiko

  • Robinson Secondary School/Fairfax Academy

  • Virginia Commonwealth University: VCU Arts, Fashion Program

  • Professional Designer, Seamstress, Gown Consultant

"The big goal is to grow my brand “MEIKO” globally. My goals are fueled by the relationships I curate with creatives that inspire me, and the artists I reach out to and collaborate with. I’m a true believer that no successful project is developed alone. We, as artists, must bounce off of each other's energy, ideas, and talents to create magic."

This year, Jessica is a featured CFDA Designer (Council of Fashion Designers of America) and was a guest on the Tamron Hall Show. She has been collaborating with magazines such as RVAMAG and LECHE and showcasing her work in fashion shows. 

Check out her designs on her MEIKO Website and Instagram!

Jessica taking a bow at a fashion show

Thank you Jessica Meiko for sharing your story and inspiring today's #faxacad students! Break legs and make moves! To share your Fairfax Academy Alumni in the Industry story, please reach out to Career Experience Specialist, Amy Hard.