Rikers Island’s Most Popular Class: Fashion Theory

Anna Lynett Moss “Fashion Theory is the most successful course I’ve taught through the Prison Education Initiative in the women’s jail on Rikers Island,” said the 25-year-old designer. “Though classes on law or hip-hop at Rikers draw respectable amounts of students (generally 6-20 per class), none have matched the success of the Fashion Theory course, which boasts a 30-inmate roster.”

In fashion, anything is possible and all the best success stories include past struggles. Who knows, maybe your next favorite designer will be an ex prisoner.

What do you think about Anna’s Fashion Theory course? Do you think it would be beneficial in other prisons too?