Jill Andrews fell in love with textiles when she was a student at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. After some time abroad in London, Andrews landed in Baltimore, where she worked for Center Stage for 15 years in women’s costumes. “My time at Center Stage was an incredible education …Read More »
Designing Baltimore: Michelle Li Murphy Get to know the nine Baltimore fashion designers featured in our upcoming April issue.
Michelle Li Murphy grew up with what she calls the “maker mentality.” She was raised in a rather bohemian lifestyle—her father lived in a commune and solid handmade brass jewelry and belt buckles at craft shows while she and her mother lived on a sailboat and her mother made hand-stitched …Read More »
Designing Baltimore: Shana Kroiz Get to know the nine Baltimore fashion designers featured in our upcoming April issue.
Shana Kroiz is a hometown girl. She attended high school right here at Baltimore School for the Arts before heading to Parsons School of Design in New York. Kroiz is not just content to design stand-out jewelry—and with her bold and one-of-a-kind designs, it does just that—but also started a …Read More »
Designing Baltimore: Bishme Cromartie Get to know the nine Baltimore fashion designers featured in our upcoming April issue.
At just shy of 25, Baltimore-based designer Bishme Cromartie has seen his ultra-modern gowns and garments appear at award shows on the likes of Jill Scott and former “America’s Next Top Model” Eva Marcille. Cromartie, with whom our editor chatted last fall, means it when he says he’s designing for the …Read More »
Designing Baltimore: Vincent Licari Get to know the nine Baltimore fashion designers featured in our upcoming April issue.
Vincent Licari has always loved fashion, but he started out behind the camera as a fashion photographer. After seeing his elegant and dramatic pieces, you’ll be glad he made the switch to designing. Licari learned the basics of tailoring from his family, but taught himself a lot more by experimenting with …Read More »
Designing Baltimore: Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar Get to know the nine Baltimore fashion desingers featured in our upcoming April issue.
Evegenia Luzhina-Salazar, who graduated from Moscow Art College in Russia in 1980, boasts more than 30 years of experience in costume design. Her decadently dramatic gowns—complete with massive shoulders and matching headpieces—reflect those years of experience. Luzhina-Salazar made a name for herself in the theater industry, designing costumes and sets, before …Read More »
Designing Baltimore: Kerry Leikus Get to know the nine Baltimore fashion designers featured in our upcoming April issue.
Kerry Leikus, 44, took an unconventional route to becoming a designer. While on sabbatical from her job as an attorney, she decided that if she couldn’t find the accessories she wanted, she’d design them. Her first line of belts were a hit and now, more than ten years later, …Read More »
Designing Baltimore: Jordan Matthews Get to know the nine Baltimore fashion designers featured in our upcoming April issue.
MICA alumna and Baltimore native Jordan Matthews, 24, answered the fashion calling early on—and after spying her latest designs in our upcoming April issue, you’ll be glad she did. Matthews started at MICA with her eyes set on photography, but quickly made the switch to fiber arts. Since graduating in 2014, …Read More »
Fossil just joined the ranks of wearables with the sleek Fossil Q collection. The line boasts two watch styles and two activity tracking bracelets for men and women, including the pretty and punny “Q Grant” (pictured above), which can rock four different faces. For spring, may we suggest Sand Leather? …Read More »
Well-suited It seems like overnight, Harbor East has evolved into a major fashion destination—for women at least. Beloved South Moon Under’s men’s department has been the first and the last stop for Savvy’s male counterpart. Fashion plates, fret no longer. Later this month, the revered men’s haberdasher Brooks Brothers is …Read More »