We've got some serious street cred getting mentioned in an amazing article recently posted by the Huffington Post, Where Is the Next Fashion Capitol of the South...I almost missed it (I am just now emerging as a "real person" from newborn baby fog, he's 9 weeks, colicky, and a true terror, but I love him, and I am learning to operate around his crazy schedule), but so thankful for family and friends harassing me the day the article released so I didn't miss it! :)
Where Is the Next Fashion Capitol of the South by Ada Polla is a great article that highlights some designers who are making New Orleans stand out amongst other southern cities vying for the esteemed title of "fashion capitol of the south." (we've got in in the bag if you ask me ;) )
It is an IMMENSE honor to even be mentioned alongside these designers, especially Suzanne Perron, who is my mentor and whom I was privileged to work for and study under during and after my Masters program at LSU. We also love being mentioned alongside Lisa Iacono, she's doing amazing things to make other designers dreams a reality with her local production facility, NOLA Sewn, as well as producing her own line as well. Really all the designers are amazing in their own right, and we're just so happy to get a nod.
Thank you so much to Andi Eaton (now Andi Eaton Nickens, her new married name, congrats!) and obviously thank you to Ada Polla and the Huffington post for the acknowledgement of the talent that is emerging in our fabulous city!
Really, words cannot describe how honored we are at the Design Lab...I just hope we can continue to live up to the hype and MORE ;)
Stay tuned for our Fall Lookbook and store launch (online and available at exclusive retail locations...sneak peek below)