PATTERN Light Haus Fashion Showcase
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of The Indianapolis Foundation, PATTERN magazine is proud to present a fashion showcase like no other!
Join us and some of Indy’s most talented designers for a display that morphs technology and fashion into stylish wearable art. Live models provided by LModelz Model Management will stroll throughout the IN Light IN event wearing specially made outfits that integrate light into clothing with seamless and futuristic style. Hair will be styled by Salon 01; Makeup will be provided by Faces by Kathy Moberly.
Light Haus Designers
Nataliya Kitic // Studio NTK
Bulgarian born, Nataliya Kitic came to the United States to pursue Fashion Design. In 2010 she graduated from The Art Institute of Indianapolis and launched her own business, Studio NTK. Kitic’s designs are known for pairing feminine and edgy silhouettes with strong and unique details.
Yemisi Sanni // Stylenspire
Yemisi Sanni is the designer/style-artist for Stylenspire. In her teens, she discovered she could study a garment and be able to reproduce it without instructions. With practice and dedication, she developed her talents into skills. Stylenspire offers chic and Afro-Contemporary clothing for women, with focus on delivering quality, well-made clothing. Notable in her designs is the use of traditional African fabrics, with a strong Western twist, a combination that offers an interesting uniqueness to her fashion.
Barbara Riordan // Pariah
A lifelong sewer and lover of standout clothes, Barbara Riordan is the designer behind Pariah. Pariah is a contemporary women’s line featuring bold colors and whimsical prints in classic silhouettes. Riordan believes strongly in ethical and responsible fashion, producing her line in the USA, often using fabric composed of recycled content. Riordan grew up on an Indiana farm, loves animals and travel.
Catherine Fritsch // Mercurious Designs
With a background in costume design and technology, Catherine Fritsch has over 14 years experience as a pattern-maker and seamstress. Fritsch launched her business, Mercurious Designs, in August of 2007 and currently works full time as a designer, pattern and sample maker. Her design style clearly takes a tongue-in-cheek look at costume history, integrating details and silhouettes updated for today. Fritsch is a recipient of a Creative Renewal Fellowship (2005) and an Individual Artist Program Grant (2011).
Nikki Blaine // Nikki Blaine Couture
Nikki Blaine always knew she wanted to be in fashion. In high school she hosted fashion shows, eventually winning a “Youth Designer of the Year” Award and a “People’s Choice “Award. Blaine’s “Glam Chic” philosophy of marrying high-end fabrics with functionality has won her a loyal client following on both coasts including celebrities and entertainers. Blaine has a strong passion for giving back to the community by hosting and being a part of charitable events.
Sarah LaLonde // LaLove Designs
Sarah Raquel LaLonde designs dresses, separates, and accessories that are sophisticated and feminine, yet playful and comfortable! LaLonde graduated from Brooks College in Long Beach, CA and learned dressmaking and fitting skills at her internship with Kiki Originals, a custom bridal and formal gown shop. She moved back to Indiana, and started a blog, www.sewlalove.com, which inspired her to launch her own line. Lalonde is a follower of Christ first and a designer second and finds the beauty of God’s creation to be her biggest inspiration as a designer.
Daniela Upshaw // Daniela Style
Daniela Upshaw has more than 30 years experience in clothing design and creation. A native of Bulgaria, she moved to Indiana in 2009 and set up a studio for her haute couture dressmaking company, DanielaStyle LLC. Her company creates one-of-a-kind special occasion designs for black tie events, proms and weddings. Her style is elegant and inspired by both European fashion and by her Bulgarian roots which combines the culture and the traditions of one of the oldest nations in Europe.
Angel Olivera // Angel Olivera Coture
A native of Puerto Rico, Angel Olivera showed an early interest in fashion. He attended the International Fine Arts College in Miami, Florida and apprenticed to famed Puerto Rican designer, Carlota Alfaro. In 1998 Angel won the Kermesse de la Moda in San Juan, followed by prestigious Paoli Award as the Puerto Rico designer of the year in 1999. His clients include numerous celebrities, performers and TV personalities. Olivera established his home base in Indianapolis several years ago and continues his journey to carve out a niche in haute couture.