SOL INSPIRATIONS ECO-FASHION DESIGN CHALLENGE
Sol Inspirations, Ignite Models Inc, LIMEgreen Events and the Global Eco Organization have announced the 6 talented finalists who will compete in the Sol Inspirations Design Challenge. Each designer will create three looks that will be worn during the Eco-Fashion Gala & Fundraiser on Saturday, April 23rd at The Depot
MEET … FINALIST NUMBER FIVE
Niki English has been a part of the Minneapolis fashion scene since 2007, when she began selling leather handbags made from thrift store jackets at Cliche Boutique. She studied Apparel Design at the University of Minnesota, where she learned pattern making and construction.
She often reuses fabric or castoff materials in her designs to create garments that are unexpected, extreme and conceptual. Her goal in design is to make people think outside the comfortable realm of clothing and consider something completely different.
She commonly dyes her own fabric with natural or organic dyes and wants to demonstrate that all types of clothing can be made with an eco-concious mind without adhering to one aesthetic.