Sunday, August 6, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
Central Library | 1st Floor Gallery
Six aspiring fashion designers from Houston Community College School of Fashion and Design are joined by Sameera Faridi, local fashion designer maven, to share the stories behind their award-winning garments and accessories.
Sameera Faridi, Special Guest Designer
Sameera Faridi is the owner of the well-known Houston boutique, Poshak. Poshak has become the go-to designer boutique for South Asian fashion since its opening 10 years ago. Sameera’s unerring eye for timeless fashion gives her the power to make women look and feel beautiful. She keeps a constant pulse on new innovative combinations, making her styles sophisticated and elegant with a cosmopolitan edge. She has been named one of the Houston Press’ 2013 100 Creatives of Houston, was the first South Asian female to showcase her collection at Fashion Houston in 2014, and has also been named one of the Top 30 Most Influential Women of Houston for 2016.
Kyndall Bollmeyer, Winner of the Wearable Art Category
Kyndall Bollmeyer is a native Houstonian. Her experience in jewelry design and production informs her unique perspective on fashion, allowing her to incorporate unconventional materials and construction techniques. As a designer, her aesthetic is based on mixing textures, textiles, and unusual materials with references to historical design.
Garment: Flor de Papel
Ebonie Sophus, Winner of the Audience Choice Award
Ebonie Sophus is a native Houstonian. At an early age she learned to exceed all expectations. She uses her emotions as a creative artform.
Garment: Eye Spy a Butterfly
Luisa Nadarajah, Winner of the Old Havana Category
Luisa Nadarajah is brand new in the Fashion Design program. Her passion is to make things beautiful, but also to embrace her Peruvian culture while contributing to her community through her designs.
Garment: Past, Present, Future.
Maite Bradford, Winner of the Modern Cuba Category
Maite Bradford, who was initially self taught, decided in 2014 to formalize her studies in Fashion Design at Houston Community College. Passionate about every step of garment construction, she is influenced by the relaxing Caribbean lifestyle, which is reflected in the flow, color and ease that appear consistently in her designs.
Garment: My Soul Never to Surrender
Silvia Otaola, Winner of the Accessories and Jewelry Category
Born and raised in Argentina, Silvia Otaola has travelled extensively since an early age and finally landed in Houston in 1999 where she studied artistic jewelry and sculpture at the Glassell School of Art. She is now graduating with a degree in Fashion Design from Houston Community College.
Garment: I'm Taking Havana With Me