To be in vogue is to be on the pulse of fashion. To possess a certain panache and sense of style that reverberates with a moment in time. While many fashion trends are typically dictated on the runways of Paris and Milan, they are thrust into the mainstream vernacular via the racks of fashion boutiques across the country and around the globe.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (January 10th, 2014) – Midwest Fashion Week (MFW) is hosting a model casting call, Sunday, January 19th, 2014. Runway fashion showcase dates: March 20-22 at the Artsgarden, Indianapolis, IN.
Olatide (Tide) Adeniyi was born in Washington D.C. where she spent her childhood. She moved to Lagos, Nigeria during her teenage years and acquired an appreciation and passion for the arts while attending high school. In 2002, she returned to the Washington D.C. area to attend university. She holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and currently works as a full-time Analyst as she explore her creative side.
Her inspiration for Fashion Design came in 2007 as a sporatic thought to make her own dress for an event because she could not find a dress that had the perfect fit. The idea seemed laughable to her at the time as she had no prior design or sewing experience, until she purchased her first sewing machine and began bringin her first sketch to life. The garment was a success; so she began designing and sewing as a hobby, making it apparent that this should be her next business venture.
Syling hair is another natural trait that Tide possesses. In the early 90’s, her mother sought her own passion and graduated from the Dudley School of Cosmetology to become a part-time Esthetician and Hair Stylist. Although she did not directly train Tide, the exposure had an impact on her at such a young age.
MARIANNE Ilunga’s love for fashion started at an early age. Growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, she remembers spending valuable time with her godmother who was a dressmaker. She collected fashion magazines as a hobby and spent time sketching several styles she believed would eventually come to life. Her parents decided it would be a great idea to let her attend a fashion magnet high school. Shortly before graduation the Congo experienced some political turmoil, so Marianne accepted the great opportunity to move to the United States.
Our girl CK is making her presence known in Hollywood’s celebrity list, dressing up the finest and newest actresses with her Christiane King Collection. I guess Project Runway 7 judges were wrong by eliminating this talented Ivory Coast lady from their show.
Recently, Christiane had the opportunity to showcase her great fashion skills on the well-known show Project Runway Season 7, where she was among sixteen great fashion designers. unfortunately her stay was cut short when she was selected as the first designer to be eliminated on the competition.
In the following exclusive interview, Christiane discusses her presence on Project Runway and what she took out of this experience.
Our very own Christiane King from Ivory Coast will be starring on Project Runway Season 7, starting this Thursday January 14 on Lifetime.
Tune in and show your love and Support for our fashion designer as she demonstrate the inner talent and creativity of the African woman.