The West 18th Street Fashion Show is Proud to Present the following Designers for 2019.
Audrey recently has shown two collections for Kansas City Fashion Week, as well as participated in Fashion Honors Autism. She graduated from Stephens College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design and Product Development. She additionally studied at London College of Fashion. She has won the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund twice and has been chosen to present her work to the CFDA while studying fashion. Audrey continues to constantly learn and develop herself as a designer and also has an extensive background in retail.
As a designer and entrepreneur she channels an edgy, retro style that always maintains a feminine edge. She uses bold color and strong texture throughout her work to dress the girl boss that everyone is undeniably drawn to. Audrey is heavily inspired by vintage dress and pop culture and uses those references as a basis to create modern conceptual collections. Her designs are all about empowering the boldest of women. Audrey uses conceptualization, illustration, patterning, and sewing garments to clothe the diverse women who are making waves in the world. All of her garments are available as custom made-to-measure pieces in her current line Devil Doll by Audrey Lockwood. You can view her work and make orders through her Instagram @devildollaudrey or her website www.audreyinwanderland.com.
Originally from Sacramento, CA, Jennifer Tierney is intrigued most by lines, movement and creating shapes through space. Fashion, runway & costume design were always waiting in the wings past a 17 yr professional ballet career. Her designs revolve heavily around curves of the body and exploring silhouettes and texturing while delicately recreating the architectural body lines with fabric.
Ms. Tierney’s ballet career included seasons spent with Milwaukee, Sacramento, Oakland, Columbia City, and Madison Ballet; as well as Owen Cox Dance Group and Concept Zero Contemporary Dance.
For over a decade, Ms. Tierney has been the Head Costuming Director/Designer for the American Youth Ballet and Owner of the American Dance Center. As Costuming Director she has led to create seven full length ballets with between 80-120 dancers in each as well as costuming countless repertory pieces.
In 2016 Ms. Tierney started her designer brand J.Tierney Designs. Since then she has presented in KCFW S/S ’19 & F/W ‘19, W18th Street Fashion Show 2018, Omaha Fashion Week F/W ’19 and JCCC Fashion Show Spring 2019. Ms. Tierney is also a student at JCCC as both a Business and Apparel Design and Tech major. She is thrilled to be participating in West 18th Street Fashion Show for her 2nd Season.
After college, Esmeralda knew she wanted to continue to design but wasn’t sure what market she wanted to specialize in. After much prayer and research, Esmeralda received her calling to become a couture designer. That is when Kyrie Eleison Couture was birthed. Esmeralda designs every piece with the concept of reflecting the beauty we have within, the beauty God has given us. Each piece is meant to compliment the client and enhance what is already there.
Now, Kyrie Eleison Couture specializes in couture gowns and suits. The brand has been featured in many local shows. It has also been published in Lo’Cal Magazine, StartLand News, JasmineDiane, and more.
When Esmeralda is not designing for the Runway, Prom, Weddings, and other special events she is caring for her three beautiful children and husband. Along with God, they inspire her to pursue her dreams everyday.
Esmeralda hopes to be an inspiration to young minority girls/women everywhere. Creating a dream with nothing but passion and drive she believes that everyone has what it takes to reach their goals.
Kyrie Eleison Couture specializes in couture gowns and suits. The brand has been featured in many local shows. It has also been published in Lo’Cal Magazine, StartLand News, JasmineDiane, and more.
After participating in Kansas City Fashion Week, the fashion bug bit her. She dreamt of walking the stage with West 18th Street Fashion Show. Here she is in her first season. Her work which connects with a twist, glimmers of a twinkle, coils, spirals, bold then subtle details which might otherwise be viewed as invisible stand out.
She serves on the Friends of the Arts Council at the Nelson Atkins Museum, also is a active member of InterUrban ArtHouse and African American Artist Collective.
“I would like to help people understand jewelry is art and in every form heals.” -Clarissa
The West 18th Street Fashion Show is Proud to Present the following Special Guests for 2019.