ION Fashion Event
Participating Designers

Ruby Room is proud to announce the participating designers in the Ruby Room Runway Design Challenge
February 9, 2019 at the ION Fashion Event.
Designers from Belle Ampleur, Devonation, Deyonté Weather Collection, Lisa Marie Couture, and MAC Fashion House have accepted the challenge to up-cycle materials from the Ruby Room boutique into new runway looks!

A panel of six judges will examine the designers creations for workmanship, originality, presentation and use of materials.
One winning designer will be awarded $1,000 cash prize at the fashion show and one designer will be named the fan favorite.

The garments from this feature in the fashion show will be auctioned off the runway to help raise money for Ruby Room and our continued commitment to serve Washington State teens and families. 

Ruby Room is grateful for our designers dedication to participate in the show.
Join us in celebrating these local designers and share your vote at the
ION Fashion Event

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Hannah Schnabel

Hannah Schnabel has over a decade of experience designing clothing for stage and film, with 18 years in retail, working in sales and management, finding passion and creativity in design work. 

Hannah launched Belle Ampleur in 2015, a line of handmade clothing for women of beautiful scale. Hannah couples her admiration of vintage clothing with couture sewing techniques. She brings silhouettes from the past into her garments of now; a modern, un-fussy aesthetic served up with a wink and a smile.

Beyond Hannah's ability to rock the runway she is inspiring and cultivating a community that celebrates all bodies of size, gender, and ability with her own production CURVES IN BLOOM. 

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Deyonté Weather

Deyonte’ began his career studying fashion design at the International Academy of Design and Technology. While in college he was inspired to launch his own fashion line evolving to Deyonte’ Weather Collection. His first showcase was at the historical Regal Theater in Chicago back in 2008. Since then he has shown numerous collections around the United States. Deyonte’ has mastered the art of creating nothing into something. 

Deyonte’ starred in Season 16 of Project Runway, one of  his biggest accomplishments!  Deyonte’ has a knack for helping women feel beautiful, and it definitely translates into a saucy aesthetic.  His garments are hip, edgy, and glamorous. Deyonte’ use of materials are unlimited. Women love the way they look, and more importantly the way the feel in his garments. Most DWC garments are one-of-a kind, so no showing up finding someone else wearing your look.

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Lisa Marie

Lisa Marie is a fashion designer specializing in evening and bridal couture garments at Lisa Marie Couture. Her signature style is an embodiment of her belief that fashion is a transformative art, and a deeply personal experience.

Lisa Marie's focus on elevating and celebrating the individual, paired with a love of textiles, fueled her 6 year tenure with Luly Yang Couture before starting her own studio.

Born, raised and educated in Seattle, Lisa Marie is also dedicated to nurturing the local fashion community, and helping grow appreciation of the arts as an essential and beautiful part of being human.
 

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Devon Yan

Devon is from an artistic family in South China. After the success of discovering and creating watercolor art, Devon extended the beauty from 2D art on paper to 3D fabrication art.

In 2010 Devon began the DEVONATION label. Using his knowledge of different art forms and dressing culture to re-create the new way and style. His strength in creating Devonation as a brand is connecting with people who appreciate the detail from incorporating the old artistic craftsmanship into modern wear.

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Carlisia Minnis

Mac Fashion is Seattle's freshest couture fashion house! The company's stylish 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.