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Teresa-Jennette-logo1Teresa is Teresa Jennette. From the name, the design, the culture, to the overall aesthetic. Teresa has worked on learning all aspects of the fashion industry in a real life way in order to build a monumental fashion brand. Teresa began her fashion career making clothes for her cabbage patch kids, trolls, and barbies out of anything she could find. Then, she began purchasing magazines to create “outfits” that she thought would be great for any woman that came to mind. Those skills later pushed Teresa forward in developing her own unique look, which led her to become a celebrity stylist and personal shopper. With a myriad of fashion retail jobs, a sprinkle of attending fashion school(but not finishing), and later becoming a self taught designer, her vision was made clear. She decided to create Teresa Jennette a women’s wear brand that incorporated all of her knowledge to make all women feel beautiful, stylish, and most importantly confident. Teresa believes that Teresa Jennette is only as strong as the women she creates for. As her father always told her “You wear the clothes, the clothes don’t wear you.

Padma S is Charlotte based emerging designer and founder of SilkQuisite. She can be described as an “Unlikely Designer”, with a Masters’ in Computer Application and IT background. After moving to USA from India, she decided that it was time to change directions. She identified a gap in the high-end and mass market occasion wear and decided to start her own venture.

Her line of clothing is chic with an Indian twist and aspire to make one feel confident, vibrant and fresh. She works closely with the local artisans in India to handpick the finest of Silk fabrics & Accessories and create styles that bring together history and modernism.

SilkQuisite offers a range of the finest of Indian and International attire. Driven by the vision to connect or reconnect Indians to their roots, SilkQuisite delivers heritage and style like never before.

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Aubrey Busek is a fashion designer specializing in women’s clothing and boudoir apparel. She is currently living and designing in Charlotte, NC. She wants to bring new ideas and flavor to the southern cities, encouraging women to push boundaries and never be afraid of style. Aubrey attended Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta where she received her BFA in fashion design in 2014. During her studies at SCAD, she honed her skills in draping, flat pattern drafting, as well as sewing and illustration. There, she new she wanted to create her namesake brand. Aubrey Busek designs honor the beauty in the female figure, while also experimenting with texture, color, embroidery, and the mix of old and new silhouettes. She focuses on fashion being an intimate experience, thus the inclusion of many hand sewn details in her work. She is very inspired by cultures around the world, folktales, art, and architecture.

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Born: Orlando, FL 1978
1996-2002 modeled in various fashion events around the state of Florida. Received Associates of Arts from Tallahassee Community College in 2006 and attended Florida state University Fashion Design, Merchandising and Textile Program.  2007-2016 Launched the successful and ongoing Fashion’s Fight Against Cancer L. Allen Fashion Show in Tallahassee, Florida, which has benefited American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) and The Joanna Francis Living Well Foundation over the years. This event has brought awareness to these incredible causes and highlighted local fashion designers and small businesses in the community. As a highly anticipated event, 2017 will be L. Allen’s 8th Annual Fashion’s Fight continuing to benefit MSABC.

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Caitlin Meyers is an emerging designer looking to bring women “that certain je ne sais quoi” to their daily wardrobe. At an early age, Caitlin inherited a love for fashion and design from her mother and grandmother. She designs classic feminine cuts with a bit of a sophisticated edge. Caitlin believes life is a party, and every woman should be celebrated.

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Leila Farsiani

Leila is a master in architecture with strong background in several international architecture and interiors. But she believes she is a “Designer”. Designer is somebody that can create with passion, a person who plans the form, look, or workings of something before its being made or built, typically by drawing it in detail. It is from Leila’s childhood experiences with her mother, she had a desire to go into fashion design.

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Jolina is the Designer and Creator of Ideology Designs a design company that specializes in custom apparel. Custom apparel is made for real people, not the unrealistic rectangles that the overall industry creates for. Great design incorporates true functionality and takes into account the person wearing the garment. Jolina has a degree in Consumer Apparel and Retail Studies from UNCG and over 15 years of sewing and design experience.

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Amy Moret

Amy is an Apparel Product Design student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Though she is a native of New Jersey, she resides here with her family in the triad- surrounding herself with fellow creative folk. Moret’s eye for creativity can be attributed to her mother, a painter. The academic decision to combine her creative eye with her love for fashion has been one of the most progressive things that has happened in her life over the past few years. In the recent “THREAD’S” fashion show, Moret was a finalist for her replication of celebrity model “Twiggy”. Moret is eager about future endeavors in the fashion world as she works hard to establish herself as a designer.

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Aiperi Yusupova

A designer of Central Asian origin, Aiperi Yusupova is a rising high-fashion advocate. Primarily known for her avant-garde artworks, she has also established an aesthetic vision for women’s haute couture clothing. Intricate details and edgy patterns of her garments inspire socialites to experience touch of a class. She says: “Chic and bold – these are my women.” As a founder of emerging creative team of Aiperi Yusupova brand, she is debuting her new clothing line in Fall 2015. While giving an impression of a modest and quite person, she is very determined and courageous. Her creative tricks can spur your mind.

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Ayisha Riaz launched her collection out of popular demand for her designs. It is a line of Middle Eastern and Asian inspired feminine pieces, combined with the edges and angles of western fashion. Everything is inspired by her culture and experiences growing up in America, and the yearn to wear a particular style of clothing, but not being able to find them anywhere.

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Michael Concha

Michael Concha is an upcoming emerging designer in the Charlotte area. Raised in the rural areas Chesapeake, Va he is inspired by nature, psychology, and human behaviors. His designs reflect the inner being while communicating with the world hope for a better tomorrow. Partnered with InfoTek, Rince Na h’ Eirean Irish Dance School, Hair by Ashli B, and Terri Colquitt this team is excited to show an edgy and new way of fashion design to the Charlotte Seen

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Our mission is to become the preferred online shopping destination for women’s bespoke and ready to wear fashions; creating beautiful fashions and offering an extraordinary customer experience that nurtures, transforms and transcends each customer in body, mind and spirit

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Moniquea Renee, better known by her nickname Nicci, is a designer residing in Raleigh, NC. Her fashion fascination began at a young age, when her mother, Andrea, bought Nicci her 1st collection of Barbie dolls. Her love for fashion continued to grow, and evolve throughout her adult years, where that passion has blossomed. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and transitioning from a college student to a corporate employee, Nicci found it difficult to find “Ready to Wear” clothes that matched her personal sense of style, so she started designing and making her own clothes. MONIQUEA RENEE COUTURE specializes in designing garments that complements a woman’s beauty, identity, and personal style.

 

Passport For Fashion

April 1, 2017 – PASSPORT FOR FASHION, theme this year SHOP CAROLINAS. Selected Neighborhoods of the Carolinas will be showcasing their community on the runway from the clothing, restaurants, coffee shops, business etc.  Designer and Boutique Fashion Show presenting latest trends and styles. DETAILS and COMMENTS from 2015 year. Passport For Fashion “Decades of Fashion” […]

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Balloons and Bubbly

  April 1, 2017 – BALLOONS AND BUBBLY, Kids and Teenager Fashion Show presenting latest trends and styles – 11:30 am doors open. Embassy Suites Uptown Buy Tickets

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Model Call

Model Call

Model Calls – A casting for females, males, teenagers and children to see who is qualified for the 2017 Fashion Runways. Upcoming Calls – May 28 and June 11, 2017 Location TBA Thank you for your interest and we cannot wait to have your involvement for 2017.  ALL MODELS please pre register – click here – Online Model […]

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Charlotte Fashion Week

Charlotte Fashion Week

Charlotte Fashion Week and The Fashion Seen Ball (September 2017) – A week-long event of Fashion and Style that ends with a finale formal grand event – Runway Shows.  Tickets Coming Soon  September 25-30, 2017 – CHARLOTTE FASHON WEEK, Embassy Suites Uptown Tuesday – Private VIP Event – Invitation Only Wednesday – Public Kick Off […]

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Haute Dogs in the City

Buy Tickets Help us celebrate saving dogs lives and providing them with a great home. EVENT: Haute Dogs in the City DATE: March 18, 2017 TIME: 2:00 pm LOCATION: Orvis Southpark, 6800 Phillips Place, Suite F, Charlotte    

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Padma Vuyyuru is Charlotte based emerging designer and founder of SilkQuisite. She can be described as an “Unlikely Designer”, with a Masters’ in Computer Application and IT background. After moving to USA from India, she decided that it was time to change directions. She identified a gap in the high-end and mass market occasion wear […]

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Regina Renee

Regina Renee collection is an upcoming clothing line made for women of all sizes. Based out of Charlotte NC this clothing line is owned by the young beautiful Regina smith. Regina smith is originally from Charlotte NC but she travels the globe to expand her brand. She is very talented and puts God first in […]

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Brittany Dixon

Brittany was born in Georgia and raised in Riverdale, a suburban area right outside of Atlanta.  As a child she first believed to want to design homes and offices through interior design, but after understanding most of her time went towards designing clothes she realized that fashion was first at heart. All of her socks […]

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Iesha Foxworth

Vice Styles INC is a Charlotte, New York, and Atlanta based fashion stylingfirm. Vice Styles INC unique for it’s “Fashion Therapy” consultations usesstyling and custom designs to help their clients  find their “True FashionIdentities” for their mission and careers. Interview Questions:    ?:  What is your background in the fashion industry? How did you get […]

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VeVa Design

VeVa Design

  Growing up in India Veda Sarvanan and Varsha Pardhan were inundated with patterns, colors and designs. India having a largest textile industry together with a rich history of fabric designs, there was no dearth of fabrics and patterns to choose from. Tailoring your clothes was common, as there were very few ready-to-wear garments available in […]

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Q. Varn

Q. Varn

Q. Varn is a Fashion Design student in her last quarter at The Art Institute of Charlotte. She moved around a bit as a child, but calls Fayetteville, North Carolina home. Q was inspired as a child to be a designer, from her love of clothing and color combinations… As she got older, her interest […]

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Caila Rodriguez

Caila Rodriguez

Caila Rodriguez was born in Paris, Tennessee and was raised in Lancaster, South Carolina. She is a fashion design student at the Art Institute of Charlotte. Caila has always had an eye for fashion and has always been creative when it comes to designing. Her style is very diverse. It focuses on mix-matching patterns and […]

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Lucia Balderrama

Lucia Balderrama is a Venezuelan emergent designer who developed an interest for fashion at an early age. She grew up surrounded by sewing machines, patterns and fabrics while her mother worked as a seamstress for a children’s boutique. She holds a B.A in Sociology and worked in the field for 3 years, but she couldn’t […]

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Minh & Rutu

Minh & Rutu

Minh Le, born and raised in Viet Nam, aspired to be a fashion designer at a young age. She found scrap materials, and created and stitched clothes for her dolls by hand. Her grandmother recognized her gift and bought her first sewing machine. She refined her sewing skills as a teenager by working in a […]

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Shukura Porter

Shukura Porter

Shukura Oniqua Porter was born with the blood of an artist. From permission to draw on her bedroom walls and from placing artwork in Charlotte Mecklenburg Library as a child, to dressing up for the runway as 1st place state pageant winner  Little Miss NC, is where her road of art and fashion intertwined. Her […]

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Terrence Henderson

Terrence O’Brian Henderson is a new designer born and raised in the rural city of Lexington, North Carolina. Being a visual artist all his life, he developed an eye for fashion design at a young age. But it wasn’t until finding the cultural phenomenon of “Cosplay” did his true abilities in the “Alchemy” that is […]

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Destani Nettles

Destani Nettles

Labria Dionne originated from the lines of purity, mystery, and visions, the escape to a carefree wardrobe with a polish. A gentle touch elevated through timeless elegance. Bringing to you versatile pieces inspired by the drive of women. Labria Dionne aspires every female to feel fearless clothed in diligence.  

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Lisa Gatlin

Lisa Kathleen Gatlin is a self-taught designer from Atlanta, Georgia. Her love of fashion design, with a focus on women’s dresses and couture, emerged as she admired her grandmother’s dress designs and began to sew her own doll clothing at the young age of eight. Since then, she has been heavily involved in the fashion […]

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Khari Floyd

Khari Floyd is a traditional artist that just wanted a pair of jeans with bigger pockets to carry his sketchbook that lead him to becoming a fashion designer 15 years ago. Currently employed as an art director, Khari specializes in both fashion and digital art as well as image consulting. His Inspiration comes from classic […]

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