When the COVID-19 pandemic hit earlier this year, Robert Swoboda lost his job. He was broke, paying for his Burger King dinner in dimes.
The junior fashion major started selling vintage clothes to make money. Soon after, Swoboda teamed up with Dojo Creative Studio in Phoenix to create a vintage street market where vendors and artists can engage with the community.
Swoboda once thought he would need to move to New York City or Los Angeles to pursue fashion. Now, he believes some of the best experience comes from staying in your community and planting the roots of your local fashion scene.