Black cotton knit tank top. Skirt made from ten different patterned black materials all pieced together on top of black feathers. As if the skirt wasn’t enough I’ve added a rayon ascot around the neck. The bit of shine is courtesy of the vinyl and black leather belt.
Entry Category: Emerging Designer
Designer Name: Kristine Hawthorne
Line: Helene Hawthorne Fashions
Branding Statement/ Bio Info:
I like to create separates that can be dressed down with jeans or combined for an all out outrageous look.
My style of clothing is for the person looking for a original piece to make a statement.
My target market is the late teens to late twenties market that love fashion as well as music.
Additional info submitted:
I've been sewing fashions for over 15 years. I'm mostly self taught. My grandma who's name was Helene was my original inspiration to begin sewing. I've participated in dozens of fashions shoots, including working closely with photographers, makeup artists and hair stylists. I've been in several local fashions show and even produced a few of my own.
My full time profession is a pastry chef. I was classically trained in the pastry arts at The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park NY. All along, as a way to unwind after work, I've been creating fashion, first for myself then for others.
Velvet d'Amour/ La Ferme Celebrites En Afrique
TV program aired in France.
Emily Ruth Rose " If I Were A Gladiator"
*Sinner Issue 86 cover and inside
*Giuseppina Magazine Article on Porcelain Poet
*Impostor Magazine issue 0
*alt NOIR Magazine anniversary issue
*American Gothique March 2010
*Invasion Magazine (to be announced)
*Web: Dress featured on http://www.manicpaniccollection.com/
Participating in Battle to the 9's April 2011
Comic show characters for Jet City Comic show 2010
Creature creations for Pax after party 2010
SICK & TWISTED FASHION SHOW 2010 Featuring Kynnt and Vyxsin from the Amazing Race.
Chance fashion show Jan 2010
Fall Flashback- Ballard Church of Art
Chance Fashion show 09
See Sound Lounge 08
Sakura con 06
Live Action fashion show
Forlorn fashion show
Black Ball fashion show
Music video by Mocha Films for BassRock featuring Factor
In 1999 I opened my restaurant. It was a wonderful fast paced experience and it gave me more free time to spend on my fashions, which continued to grow as a hobby.
In 2009 I sold my place to look into opening a larger one, my original place is still in operation today. Suddenly I had no work and a ton of free time so I put my website online and paid more attention to selling my fashions. Before I knew it I had a following. I spend the majority of my time sewing and creating new works, planning fashions shoots and styling outfits.
I'm currently selling limited amounts of my clothing and costumes on line at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/hhfashions
And I'm also selling my fashions at:
MOKSHA ON THE AVE
Boutique & Art Gallery
4542 University Way N.E.
If I had the opportunity to get enough exposure in the fashion industry I would love to pursue a career as a designer.
I'm extremely driven in any endeavor I decide to delve into and once my mind is set on it I will never give up until I succeed.