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October 1, 2015

Get to know PrissyDuck

1001 Stephanie Foster

Photo via Fashion Week Columbus

Age: 28

Hometown: Columbus

Background: My formal education in fashion is not very extensive. I took a class called "Fashion and Fabrics" my senior year of high school at the Northeast Career Center here in Columbus. I taught myself the rest. I have been making some custom pieces for people here and there throughout the years, but it was at last year's fashion show I officially launched my clothing line.

Approach to fashion: I find inspiration for my fashion everywhere. These days, there is so much of the same, and I try to make things that are a little bit different than what everybody else is selling. If I am looking at a magazine, at art work, or even walking around, I am always looking to see where my next source of inspiration will come from.

Style is … wearing what makes you feel most comfortable.  I've seen so many people dressed in things I would never wear, but I still might love that person's style. Whatever your style is, wear it confidently and wear it well.

Most looking forward to … the Finale show of course! I can't wait to show my new line and see the amazing clothes the other designers have in store. I really love the energy of Fashion Week; it’s really busy, and the anticipation of the show approaching grows each day.

My Fashion Week Columbus collection in five words or less: If it’s PrissyDuck, it’s fly!

The celebrity I’d most like to dress: Rihanna

The worst fashion faux pas: The overabundance of cleavage that I see spilling out of many clothes. It seems like the goal for some people is to only have enough fabric to cover the areola. I don’t know … sometimes, it’s too much!

I never leave home without … my lip gloss. There’s nothing like having the perfect lip color to top off a sexy outfit.

My favorite local boutique: Glam 356

My hope for Columbus fashion: I hope Columbus fashion continues to grow. It’s amazing how many opportunities and designers we have here in Columbus. I believe Columbus is well on its way to making a strong mark in the industry. I am happy to be a part of the movement!

Posted by Capital Style on October 01, 2015 09:06 AM | Permalink

September 28, 2015

From Barbados to the Business of Fashion

Meet Tamara Holder, Fashion Week Columbus Finale Show designer

Age: 24

Hometown: Bridgetown, Barbados

Background: My educational background is rooted in business. In fact, my bachelor's degree is in business with a concentration in international business, and I am currently in a local MBA program. I learned fashion from my mom, who owned her own custom clothing business in Barbados. I combined it with art techniques I learned during my secondary school education in Barbados.

Approach to fashion: My fashion is a mixture of personality and traditions made modern. When I'm designing, though, I am inspired by art techniques, natural patterns and cultural attire.

Style is … I have to agree with Rachel Zoe when she said that style is a way of saying whom you are without having to speak.

Most looking forward to … seeing the completed looks of my colleagues and showing the local fashion community my point of view.

My Fashion Week Columbus collection in five words or less: Unassuming, sexy, bold, unconventional

The celebrity I’d most like to dress: Solange Knowles

The Columbusite I’d most like to dress: Katrina Fontenot

The worst fashion faux pas: Too-tight clothing; showing off your body is great, but it should also be tasteful. Plus, a tight dress is not the ultimate definition of sexy.

I never leave home without … my phone, a scarf and a notebook for ideas.

My favorite local boutique: Royal Factory

My hope for Columbus fashion: I hope Columbus fashion becomes as diverse as that of New York, displaying all types of fashion from all corners of the globe.

Posted by Capital Style on September 28, 2015 10:20 AM | Permalink

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