Emily McCarty is a textile designer that has an affinity for turning fine art into something practical. Currently living in Brooklyn, NY and working as an Assistant Designer in Color & Concept for Calvin Klein Underwear. She grew up in the desert suburb of Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, amidst rolling hills and running trails. Emily attended Academy of Art University in San Francisco on athletic scholarship and entered as a Fashion Design major but soon after transferred to Textile Design while continuing her athletic endeavors.
Originally interested in studying fine art, but found the practicality of textile art and fashion to be what her artistic values were drawn to.
She was recognized by the CFDA for her Senior Collection and participated in the 2018 Future Fashion Graduates Showcase in NYC.
Emily graduated from Academy of Art in May 2018 with a BFA in Textile Design, and moved to New York to begin working at Calvin Klein Underwear shortly after.