The Pin Show: Meet The Designers, Vol. 5

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With only days remaining until the return of The Pin Show, anticipation is building in the Dallas fashion world. Next Thursday, February 23rd, 30-plus local designers will showcase their work in an exciting production at downtown’s posh Fairmont Hotel.

 

Over the past few weeks, DFW Style Daily has introduced you to members of this select group in our ongoing Meet the Designers series. Today, a final installment presents four more names you need to know, including Executive Producer Julie McCullough Kim.

 

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here to visit the official Pin Show 2012 website.

 

 

 

 

By SHONA Reforming Vintage by Shona C. Gilbert

 

A California native, Shona is a self-taught jewelry designer, recently featured at the Dallas Museum of Art during the Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective exhibit.

 

 

 

 

 

How would you describe your design aesthetic?

“My design aesthetic ranges from semi-precious stones and pearls knotted on silk, to rare antique broaches or vintage finds incorporated into one-of-a-kind jewelry.”

What is the inspiration behind your collection?

“My collections are driven by music, mood, and the materials I use to create my pieces.”

 

 

 

Emmanuel Tobias

 

From San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Emmanuel is a graduate of the University of North Texas.

 

 

 

 


How would you describe your design aesthetic?

“I would describe my design aesthetic as dark, romantic, and full of whimsical qualities.”

What is the inspiration behind your collection?

“The inspiration for this collection comes from David Icke’s theory of an entire underworld of lizard people. An alien race of reptoids (reptilians and humanoids) who come from the Alpha Draconi star system of the Orion constellation. The garments are reflective of these reptoid creatures, while remaining wearable for today’s fashion connoisseur.”

 

 

 

Cio by Rocio Wilde

 

Originally from Pasadena, California, Wilde is a self-taught fashion designer.

 

 

 

 


How would you describe your design aesthetic?

“I blend vintage style lines with classically chic looks, and add a preppy ideology to create a more modern, yet elegant, design.”

What is the inspiration behind your collection?

“Fall 2012 is indicative of my true design philosophy. It showcases harmony and order in an understated but dramatic way, like a formal English garden filled with trimmed green perennials.”

 

 

 

Folksie by Julie McCullough Kim

 

Based in Dallas, Julie is the co-founder and Executive Producer of the Pin Show, and the owner of Oak Cliff’s Indie Genius micro-boutique marketplace.

 

 

 

 


How would you describe your design aesthetic? 

“The design aesthetic for my womenswear line is Modern Victorian, and the menswear is very Euro-Tweed.”

What is the inspiration behind your collection?

“My collection is inspired by a solo trip to London last October. I spent ten days exploring the city, taking notes and pictures of buildings, shapes, textures, and fabrics.”

 

 

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