Introducing The Headlining Fashion Designers for Dayton Fashion Week. The Headlining Runway Experience will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2020.
"Big Fish in a Small Pond! The time has come, Randy Gary has gotten an opportunity to introduce himself to the Midwest. Come experience fashion from his perspective and take a glance into his glamorous world as he presents his first collection in 5 years."
Designer Randy Gary answered the fashion call back in 2012 after a visit with his nursing school counselor. “After seeing the remaining number of science classes I had, I knew it was time to pursue my love for fashion”. “Fashion has always been a part of my life, I have always enjoyed the beauty of it and it is something that has always been intriguing to me, I’ve been sewing for about 7 years now.”
On Friday, December 13, 2019, Gary will be showcasing the Randy Gary Collection during the Headlining (DE-FI) produced fashion experience at Dayton Fashion Week. (DE-FI) is a volunteer community Think Tank providing access for emerging designers, aspiring models, sewers, and textile makers in the fashion industry. The event will be held in Dayton, Ohio at the Main Event Center at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.
As a featured designer alongside other various designers from the area, the new Midwest-based talent will be showing his first collections in years: The Monroe Gary collection. “Fashion show attendees can expect to be impressed with my designs. They can expect to see wearable statement pieces, with over the top elements … exotic prints, trains, ruffles, sparkle, just pure drama”.
The Monroe Gary collection will be inspired by the designer himself and his take on fashion and how he views it. This time around he’s venturing into the ready-to-wear category, but staying true to his over the top aesthetic. This collection will truly showcase fashion from his perspective.
MJochele's Creative Director (Mellissa) was raised in an Amish/Mennonite community, learning to sew, embroider, quilt, & pattern-make at an early age. Although she has since moved away from that lifestyle, she has carried over some of the elements of clean lines, and avoiding waste, into MJochele, while also giving her designs their own modern flair.
MJOCHELE has been founded on principles of celebrating diversity & inclusivity, encouraging ethical practices, with social enterprise & positive community impact at the very heart of operations. As MJOCHELE expands, operations will remain within the US & utilize local designers, seamstresses/tailors, and needle-workers.
One of MJOCHELE’s social enterprise initiatives include providing training & work for women from within marginalized areas, such as immigrants who may otherwise not be able to find work despite their amazing talents, and women escaping human trafficking situations. Other initiatives include giving back a portion of proceeds to charity, & volunteer work within our company and community.
At MJOCHELE, we believe that every person carries the essence of haute couture within them; that every person has unique requirements, qualities and tastes; and that every person deserves luxury clothing that feels like it was designed just for them.
Whether you choose from our ready-to-wear clothing lines, or indulge with our custom department, our goal is to mirror your inner essence in the
Coral grew up on the whole grains, humidity and sunshine of Southeast Ohio's Appalachian Valley. She finds inspiration in the sky, the ground, the water and her relationships. “Designing is an exploration of my surroundings,” says Coral.
Her previous career in the fashion industry informs her choices in the search for balancing a healthy creative practice. Upon becoming a mother, Coral slowly built her collection as a way to structure work, while balancing her new roles. Since 2011 the business has grown & blossomed along her personal journey of womanhood.
She Says, "I strive to fulfill my creative practice, while being respectful to the planet and to my community. As I design, I focus on a harmony of functionality and beauty. I focus on sourcing sustainable materials that are reused, recycled or organic along with producing the work by hand in my studio.
Being a maker is an important part of my design philosophy. By handcrafting each piece personally from start to finish I ensure the quality and impact of my work. This investment in the process allows for a better understanding of how to harmonize all the aspects that go into the work. As a tactile person who enjoys materiality, I find myself humbled, challenged and inspired by the process of making slow fashion.”
Coral holds a BFA from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to launching her own collection she worked in design, production & sales for both women's and children's wear.
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