Fashion Designers





Since I can remember, I have dreamt of becoming a bridal gown designer and have been working on that goal since. In high school, I attended The School of Fashion Design in Boston, MA and continued my education at Syracuse University, majoring in both Fashion Design and Textile Design. Upon  graduation in 2009, I have spent countless hours, honing my craft working at a local bridal salons and design studios, toward building my own business. I am pleased to announce that I am  bringing to you a collection that speaks to brides of all aesthetics. There is something for everyone. My goal is to make a bride shine on her big day. Not only will every bride, get the gown of their dreams, but they will love wearing it.”

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Catriona Walpole

 Catriona graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design.  After creating a successful women’s senior collection inspired by menswear, she realized her love for menswear resulting in launching her own product line, with a focus on tailored shirts.  Originally from England, she immigrated to the United States to pursue her further education. She draws inspiration for her work from both her London heritage and American culture. Catriona understands the importance of creating articles of clothing that allow people to express their individuality.  She blends her creativity with the practical needs of the consumer to provide objects that fulfill desires on several levels.  Her shirts have hidden details that can be shown depending on how the shirt is worn.



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Premal Badiani

Born in the UK, couturier and founder Premal Badiani of Poshaac – Couture & Accessories has created the most elegant designs making a commendable contribution to the Indian fashion world as well as its international counterpart. Over the last few years, Premal has carved a niche for herself by revolutionized the bridal arena with her distinctively glamorous concepts, Indian and contemporary silhouettes, and exquisite craftsmanship. Her global design sensibility is a perfect marriage between exquisite embroideries and nouveau texturizing techniques, which are traditionally rooted; all of these in luscious color blocked palettes that define modern South Asian couture. Being one of the most sought after designers for South Asian brides and grooms all over the world and the winner of the Style Icon Award, her work has been featured in various US and international magazines. Premal is also one of the favorites amongst the famous glitterati, including Miss. India USA, Miss. India Georgia, Ms. India NY, Mrs. Indian US International and Miss. North Carolina International to list a few. She was the official designer and stylist for Miss. India USA 2014 at the Miss India Worldwide pageant 2015.


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Cari-Renee designs elegant clothing perfect for professional or social outings. We specialize in women’s ready-to-wear, couture, and resort-wear.



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Minh Le

Minh Le, born and raised in Viet Nam, she aspired to be a fashion designer at a young age. She found scrap materials, created and stitched clothes for her dolls by hand. Her grandmother recognized her gift and bought her a sewing machine. She refined her sewing skills as a teenager by working at a tailoring store. She is now following her dream of having a unique exquisite clothing line.

“I was inspired by nature, passion, and love. Designing is part of the expression of who I am as a woman , with all of the elements and emotions I envision all of my fabrics and created chic and elegant work of art. I focused on creating pieces that always flatter the feminine form. My unique silhouettes capture the graceful movements of nature.”




Tygerian Burke

Tygerian Lace, named after the CEO and head designer, Tygerian Burke, is a company built on
empowerment and femininity. It is our mission to bring back the artistry and individuality to the ensembles that women wear every single day. Tygerian Lace was born in 2015, following a conversation between our CEO and her grandmother. The beauty and success that was sparked by that one moment of love and support is perfect metaphor for our entire brand. We have crafted a collection of polished staple pieces, including the brands’ key garment: the tailored structured blazer, and vibrant accessories made to fulfill the needs of the “Everyday Woman”. We exist to create an alternate shopping experience for the classy, modern fashionista. For now, we will accomplish this exclusively through our online store and website.

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Thelna Esterhuizen

Fashion has always been my Passion…even as a little girl, making outfits with my Mom’s left over materials to styling my long legged dolls. My Mom’s cupboard was our Boutique, her shoe drawer absolute Heaven, and her jewelry was my Pandora’s Box. My Mom was, still is and always will be my Inspiration. I grew up in a family where patterns, fabric, measuring tapes, scissors, pins and needles and the soothing sound of a sewing machine was part of our daily lives…remembering how my Grandmother could transform any type of fabric into a Fairy Tale Wedding Dress. One thing I will never forget was when she told me…”your work has to be extremely neat and precise, so neat that you should be able to wear your dress inside out”. Well, with me being a blond, and one who gets bored extremely quickly, this valuable lesson she taught me was lost when I stitched “A”-line skirts. But I do, at all costs maintain the ethics with each design which goes to the EST® tailors, thus ensuring and guaranteeing the EST quality stamp of approval.

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Angela Kim

“I understand the power of good design to enhance a person’s self-image and self-esteem. Design is a tool to help people feel good about themselves, both as individuals and as a part of the larger community.”
Angela Kim Handcrafted Garments is a unique design house in Asheville, NC that offers women’s ready-to-wear collections as well as custom designs and personal tailoring services.  Angela creates luxurious garments that are thoughtfully planned and carefully handcrafted to flatter a real woman’s body. 
Her designs reflect her personal style and sprit: modern, sophisticated, elegant, and fun.  And her technical knowledge of textiles, garment construction and the design process results in effortlessly refined garments that are appropriate for ladies of all ages and shapes.
Angela Kim Handcrafted Garments launched in August 2015, showcasing its first collection, “Garden Party,” at Asheville Fashion Week.  The Asheville-inspired collection featured classic, sophisticated and fun designs presented in fine fabrics and brightly colored prints.
Angela is greatly influenced by the rich network of local textile producers, weavers and accessory designers in the Asheville area.  She is inspired by her love of nature, architecture, arts, and travel, which is reflected in her collection.  Fine fabric selection, elegant yet fun prints and unique details are all signatures of her design.
Angela Kim began her career studying clothing and textiles in Seoul, Korea.  After successfully completing graduate school with a master’s degree in fashion, she moved to New Zealand and worked in several fashion companies as a designer and merchandiser.  She has made her home in Asheville since 2011.




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” […]


Model Call

Model Call

Model Calls – A casting for females, males, teenagers and children to see who is qualified for the 2017 Fashion Runways. Please bring comp card or a full body photo of yourself with your first and last name, email address, phone number, height, measurements) MODEL CALL INFORMATION: DATE: Sunday, August 27, 2017 LOCATION:  Paul Mitchell School […]


Charlotte Fashion Week

Charlotte Fashion Week Showcasing emerging designer, fashion designer, recyclable designer (Project Runway styled designs) and model talent over a five day event. Charlotte Fashion Week® has fast become one of the premier fashion weeks in North America since its founding in 2010. The five-night celebration features more than 31 runway shows.  Recognized with launching the careers […]


Mad Hatter

                Mad Hatter August 5, 2017 – ALL ACCESS PARTY (themed MAD HATTER) Kids and Teenager Fashion Show with a Tea and Dance Party. Runway Show presenting latest trends and styles with their favorite hat. Buy Tickets


Fashion Meets Art

            August 5, 2017 – FASHION MEETS ART, A Fashion Show that combines Art and Style. Buy Tickets  


Darpan Boutique

Darpan Boutique

Priya Saluja founded Darpan Boutique in 2010. Having graduated from J.D. Institute of Fashion Technology in 2000, she has swiftly penetrated the luxury market of fashion. She started with designing for herself and her close relatives who loved her taste in fashion and style. Fashion designer Priya Saluja has made consistent progress in her life. […]


Nyoni Couture

Nyoni Couture ™ is an international seller of all the latest and hottest men’s high fashion. We have and are still providing the world with class, style and brand name apparels. Your satisfaction is the highest priority at the Nyoni Couture ™. If you are not completely happy with the fit, quality, or fabric of any item, you […]


Porsche Design

    The brand Porsche Design was founded by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche in  1972.  As the designer of the iconic sports car, the Porsche 911, he enjoyed a reputation as a functionalist. After leaving the Porsche car company as its head of design in 1972, he founded his own luxury brand: Porsche Design. Today, the […]




     Timeless elegant clothing incorporating bold colors perfect for professional or social outings. I pride myself on attention to detail, garment construction and fabulous fashion aesthetics.My collections have graced the runways of New York City and Charlotte, NC.I am always creating new looks and taking on new projects.


Impressions Bridal

Tucked away on a side street in a quaint neighborhood of Concord near Carolina Mall, we have one Goal in mind: We strive to live up to the honor bestowed upon us by our community.  We pride ourselves in being a full service bridal boutique specializing in true Southern Traditions since 1998. Any one of […]


Anno Domini Designs

Anno Domini  (An-no Dom-in-eye)  is medieval latin meaning “In The Year Of Our Lord”. Anno Domini Designs was created by designer Emily Kramer in the summer of 2008. Since then, we have been honored with the award of Best Emerging Designer by Charlotte Fashion Week and also the Best Designer award in “Design Wars” by […]


Karen Huskins

Hi!  I’m Karen Huskins, Owner of KSH Couture.  As cliché as it may sound, fashion is truly my passion – I eat, sleep, and breathe it.  I never dreamed I would be a fashion designer.  I studied Marketing in college and Marketing was my core career post-college.  While working in corporate America, I would always […]