Elevia Ramirez (left) and Katie Noll (right) the 2019 Emerging Designer Award Recipients
on the runway at the Fashion Show Gala on September 7, 2019.
In March of 2019 the Redding Fashion Alliance, a non-profit organization located in the Redding Cultural District, announced the first ever award recipients of the Kimberly Nicole Woods Boney Emerging Fashion Designer Fund. Two applicants were chosen based on design submissions and presentations. Elevia Ramirez and Katie Noll were chosen to each receive a $1000 cash award for collection development. In addition to the cash award they also received ongoing mentorship, 1 year of fashion design studio access at Redding Fashion Alliance, and no cost access to all workshops and classes offered by the organization.
After months of cutting, sewing, and fitting their collections were revealed on the runway at the second annual Fashion Show Gala. Elevia's Collection included 9 mix and match looks with accessories and embellished details. Katie's collection included 5 looks that were inspired by an American in Paris with plaids, hand-painted fabrics and modern shapes.
VEIN Mutual SS20 by Elevia Ramirez
My collection is inspired by the unifying power of music and the legacies classic artists left behind for us all the make memories and to experience the mutual connection.
Contact Elevia instagram.com/vein_co
A Parisian in Redding by Katie Noll
My collection was inspired by the 1951 Gene Kelly film An American in Paris. I call it a Parisian in Redding- classic 40's and 50's silhouettes with some modern twists.
Our 2020 Emerging Designer Award Application is now open!
The Redding Fashion Alliance is committed to improving the lives of Northern California citizens by mobilizing self sufficiency and providing affordable access to fashion, sewing, and business education while encouraging the growth of the creative economy in order to foster a healthy, prosperous, culturally rich and thriving community.
Redding Fashion Alliance, Inc. is a 501c3 Organization
This project is funded in part by The McConnell Foundation, Redding, California.
The McConnell Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to help build better communities through philanthropy.