The Cape Cod Fashion Designers Showcase at Truro Vineyards on Sunday, May 15 from 1 to 4pm, is sure to be one of the more unique events during Style Makers Month.
The event will feature the work of six local fashion designers under the Vineyard’s outdoor pavilion. Event goers will be able to mingle with the creators, watch their new collections presented by local models and shop the latest styles all whilst sampling wine and cheese.
Participating designers include:
Cupcake International is the private label is owned and designed by Hyannisport resident Brenda Lee. It is an eclectic design label that is heavily influenced by the far-east, and is a mix of unique fashions for women with designs that are timeless and sophisticated yet wearable and stylish. Lee has been traveling to Asia for years and draws her inspiration from her travels through Thailand, China, Myanmar, Sri Lanka,Vietnam and beyond where she also produces her samples and products. You can shop her designs and other labels and jewelry handpicked by Brenda online or at her clothing and accessories boutique Oz located at 3217 Main Street (Rte.6A) in Barnstable.
Devinto by Aiste Zitnikaite is an eco and ethically conscious clothing line that is chic yet classic and clean. Aiste is from Montreal, Canada where she studied Fashion Design and then worked for several Montreal based designers. She moved to Cape Cod almost 2 years ago when she launched Devinto. She uses organic and sustainable fabrics such as bamboo and organic cotton in classic and neutral tones and infuses her designs with modern and European flair. Devinto style is at once feminine and empowering, elegant and defiant, while remaining simple and practical. You can buy her designs online or at her studio located inside Shift Eco Boutique at 535 South Street in Hyannis.
Fisherman’s Daughter by Taylor Brown was born 16 years ago when Taylor Brown started making headbands to keep the hair out of her face while she shell-fished, and has grown to include clothing and other accessories like her soft certified organic fingerless shucking gloves, seaweed wrap scarves, and over the knee sea leg warmers. Brown holds her BFA in Fashion Design and 3-D fibres from the Massachusetts College of Art and owns a small business in Chatham on Cape Cod called Fisherman’s Daughter Eco Boutique. The boutique features her collection as well as over 50 other local artists and designers. You can find her designs online or visit her boutique at 402 Main Street in Chatham.
Frances Francis is a clothing label and boutique by Cape Codder Frances Francis. She personally designs contemporary women’s clothing that is made locally using quality fabrics from Europe, and is clothing that has the look of fit without being fitted. Francis extensively studied weaving and textile design and earned her Master’s Degree in the field from Rhode Island School of Design. Frances has been working on her own designs since the 1990s and went on to design sweaters in New York and Boston before moving back to Cape Cod. She presently runs two boutiques in Wellfleet and Orleans. You can shop her creations at 326 Main Street in Wellfleet and 12 Cove Road in Orleans or you can find her online.
Good Apparel is the newly launched house line from Good Clothing Company, a small batch apparel manufacturing facility based in Mashpee. GCC opened its doors a little over a year ago in Mashpee and has become a thriving go-to for emerging entrepreneurs. It was founded by a local tailor Kathryn Hilderbrand who has been a driving force on the Cape and beyond for reviving the local apparel production industry. Kathryn Hilderbrand is a master tailor, designer and business entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience working in the fashion industry. Look for versatile, simple and practical basics made in house with eco fabrics. You can find Good Clothing Company on 681 Falmouth Road, Unit C-11, Mashpee.
Ala-Nubia Designs by Eniola Watson first arrived on the fashion scene in 2001 in Nigeria with iconic 1960s couture and has evolved into a much more modern and cutting-edge brand. The label’s collection includes couture, pret-a-porter, and accessories such as handbags, hairpieces and statement jewelry. Ala-Nubia combines pattern, print, exquisite and traditional fabrics to produce day wear, evening wear, gowns and cocktail dresses that combine couture, color and boldness with an edgy twist are the signature elements of this label. The brand has showcased in Nigeria’s fashion scene both in 2007 and 2013, before relocating to Cape Cod in 2015. Eniola works out of her studio in Centerville and you can purchase her designs online by visiting her website.