Chelsea Stumo and her line, RubyBritt, debuted on the Fashion Week New Orleans runway in 2012. The collection features clean lines, classic fabrics, and a touch of flair. RubyBritt prides itself on being appropriate for work days and date nights, and for being designed and manufactured in the US. RubyBritt, based in Dallas, was a hit with local retailers and can now be found Uptown at Hattie Sparks.
LSU graduate and Top Design Contestant, Elise Doran, showcased a retro themed swimsuit collection at Fashion Week New Orleans 2012. Not only did the swimsuits receive rave reviews from guests, judges and FW NOLA team members, but they also received the highest honor from the local fashion industry. Elise sold her collection to Hickory Chicks, a boutique located in River Ridge, had it photographed for an issue of Cue Magazine, showcased the collection at The W Hotel in partnership with Fashion Week NOLA for an installment of Strut & Swim.
Victoria Henley graced the Fashion Week NOLA runway as a model in 2011 and 2012! Following Fashion Week 2012, Victoria was selected to compete on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 19. As a designer and crowd favorite at Fashion Week, Victoria certainly took the ANTM judges and the world by storm, placing in the top 5!
Stephanie Young, 2012 Top Design Winner, earned an array of prizes with her stunning collection. Included in the 2012 Top Design Prize Package is a 90-day presence in Vernon clothing, a $500 manufacturing package from NOLA Sewn, an editorial spread in Amelie G Magaine, a new Brother sewing machine from Allbrands.com, a photo shoot of the winning collection with professional photographer John Charles, and a $100 gift certificate to Promenade Fabrics! Stephanie has many wonderful things coming her way and we can't wait to welcome her back to the runway as a featured designer for Fashion Week New Orleans 2013!
Anthony Ryan Auld
Anthony Ryan Auld is an LSU graduate who lives in Baton Rouge, LA. Auld participated in our Top Designer Competition at Fashion Week New Orleans 2011. Although Auld did not win our competition, Auld’s greatest success was yet to come. Auld was chosen as a contestant for Project Runway Season 9, and quickly became a fan favorite. His greatest success came when he designed the winning collection on Project Runway All Stars Season 2!
Emily Riché is a Baton Rouge native who graduated from LSU and started her own custom sewing business. Riché showcased her line of her work in our 2011 and 2012 Top Designer Competitions and was discovered by Old.New.Blue, a local bridal retailer. Riché designed a line of beautiful children’s garments for the store.
This Detroit native moved to New Orleans in 2010 to focus on her fashion career. After showcasing a collection in our 2011 Top Designer Competition, Rose began selling her designs at two local retailers, Lissy and Branch Out. Rose’s collection is also available for purchase on the popular online marketplace, Etsy.
After studying Fashion at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Alicia Zenobia began designing her own collections. Zenobia is a Brooklyn native who fell in love with New Orleans during a springtime visit and never left. Alicia won our Top designer completion in 2011, which scored her the coveted prize of selling her collection at Hemline in the French Quarter.