MEET OUR FASHION DESIGNERS
Jeanette Svensk Li
Jeanette Svensk Li is a Mercer Island - based designer from Sweden, who's label is Cute Like Mad. Her creations bear all the qualities of Scandinavian design—unfussy silhouettes, cool color tones, and sleek tailoring. Svensk Li’s inspiration comes from everywhere, although travel seems to be the most intense source for her ideas. Svensk Li says, “I get inspiration from architecture and museums. I love to imagine how I can turn garments, which were constructed and designed a long time ago, into something current and modern. Music is also important to me—I always listen to music when I work.”
“Cute Like Mad is for the woman who has a rebellious edge, sometimes perfectly concealed. Someone who doesn’t mind standing out in a crowd, opens their own doors, laughs out loud, wears “too tall” heels and then kicks them off and dances barefoot. ”
Deyonte’ Weather studied fashion design at International Academy of Design and Technology, earning his Associates degree of Applied Science in 2009. Deyonté Weather Collection (DWC) epitomizes urban luxury by offering women upscale high quality garments. We have a ‘Chicago meets London’ style, interlaced with a keen sense of luxury.
Our urban luxury ready-to-wear, gowns and garments are developed with a fresh bold aesthetic, adding innovative graphic designs. Deyonte’ has always loved fashion. Learning to create something from nothing, or something completely different has been the driving force to his creation of his own clothing label DWC.
Deyonte’ has been featured on a local reality show called the Look Seattle, www.cutsmag.com, Jordenjakobs.com, Miss Front Row (http://missfrontrow.com/wp/?paged=8 ), Mode Magazine, NW Prodigy Magazine, Tinsel Tokyo Magazine, Metropolitan Fashion Week, Portland Fashion Week, Bora Bora Style Blog (http://boraborastyle.blogspot.com/2011_07_01_archive.html) and as a Runway Producer for his production Runway 216.
Mac Fashion is Seattle's freshest couture fashion house! The company's stylsh and savvy founder, Carlisia Minnis, designs and produces all of her styles under the Mac Fashion label. Mac Fashion looks have appeared in magazines, runway shows, night clubs, and celebrity after parties for artists like Erykah Badu and Maxwell.
Carlisia has been a seamstress since she was five years old and had been self-taught in the ways of fashion design and construction until she graduated with an Associate's Degree from the well known Fashion Design program at Seattle Central Community College.