In case you haven’t noticed this trend by now, lots and lots of lawyers are getting out of the practice of what they perceive to be boring, in favor of pursuing new careers in more creative professions — including the wonderful world of fashion.

Thus far, we’ve seen a man go from Biglaw to big pockets (a tech-enabled apparel creator), and a woman go from Biglaw to big breasts (a lingerie designer).

Next up, we’ve got a woman who went from Biglaw to making fashion designers’ big dreams come true. She’s young, she’s beautiful, she’s hip, and with her frequent usage of the word “like” as a filler word, she’s almost sure to be a huge a hit among fashionistas worldwide….

Meet Loni Edwards. She graduated from Harvard Law in 2010 and worked briefly at Quinn Emanuel before deciding to toss the law aside to found the Stitch Collective, a fashion launching pad for new designers. In her interview with Spencer Mazyk of Bloomberg Law, she says leaving QE was “like ripping off a band-aid,” especially considering the fact that she’s still got student loans to pay off. Feel free to check it out:

If you’re interested in voting on the latest Stitch Collective challenge — designers had to submit sketches for a “City Bag,” one that can be taken from day to night and that fits all of the essentials — just click here. I’m personally a fan of Sketch 7 and Sketch 10. Please vote so I can get my hands on one of them!

Good luck to Loni with her new business. Here’s hoping she can someday pay off her law school debts!

Stealth Lawyer: Loni Edwards, Fashion Startup Founder [Bloomberg Law via YouTube]

Earlier: Prior ATL coverage of career alternatives


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