Pins & Needles by Brainchild Events

Photography: Alan Wang

Photography: Alan Wang

Carter’s ambitions continue to grow as his covey of clients multiplies. The company’s goals are to continue to educate its audiences through social media, public relations, events and specialty programs about designers and emerging artists. In addition, Carter plans to involve Brainchild Events in more charity soirees and working with regional universities’ and high schools’ fashion programs.

2017 emerging six......

The 2017 designers are:

  • Max Wilde (Chicago, IL)

  • Amanda Casarez (Stafford, VA)

  • Raven B. Pulliam (Springfield, IL)

  • Marcel Coleman Jr. (St. Louis, MO)

  • Kat Gaume (Nashville,TN)

  • Hailey Washington (Chicago, IL)

2017 peoples choice  and grand prize winners......

Raven Pulliam is recent Lindenwood grad from Springfield Illinois. She graduated on Spring 2017 with her BFA in Fashion Design. When she was a little girl all she dreamed about was becoming a famous fashion designer. At a young age, she shared her love of fashion with her friends and family. She remembers creating purses and sketching designs in little catalog books she created. She quickly became obsessed with fashion. Today, she still carries that same passion for fashion into her designs. Her recent collections show her astonishing creativity, skill and design aesthetic. (Peoples Choice Winner) Read more

Instagram: @rayohhsoflyy

Kat Gaume, owner and creator of Kat's Original Designs, went from creating cosplays for herself during high school to expanding her fashion design skills by interning with Truly Alvarenga and assisted her for the Nashville Fashion Week 2017. In fact, the first time she made a bodysuit was for her customer, EDM vocalist and songwriter, Adara; who performs across the country at festivals and raves. She hopes to expand her brand by attending more music festivals and dressing artists (Grand Prize Winner) Read more

Instagram: @kats.original.designs


This year its your turn!

       Remember to come back to our page for updates on each designer as we will be following up with interviews with our designers and updating   you on our progress leading up to the show on August 11, 2017.