New York Fashion Academy - Alumni

Seattle, Washington

Many a talented fashion designer has started her/his career at New York Fashion Academy. The following is a listing of notable NYFA alumni and what they are up to today.

Kristie Metcalf

Check out New York Fashion Academy's very own KRISTIE METCALF on The Style Network's reality competiton, Styled to Rock.

Erin Roby

Structured silhouettes meet graceful draping to create what ERIN ROBY calls a Northwest Modern look. Her line emphasizes luxury fabrics and an edited, understated design aesthetic. Her flagship store located on Bainbridge Island opened in August 2013.

Malia Peoples

Malia is the owner and designer of OTHER PEOPLES POLYESTER (formerly Lady Konnyaku), an independent, handmade clothing line that uses rare vintage materials to create Mod and Japanese street fashion-inspired clothing. Her designs have been featured in the Wing Luke Museum, many regional magazines, and on Art Zone with Nancy Guppy.

Liise Wyatt & Karly Orr

Seattle-based designers Liise Wyatt and Karly Orr are the talent behind WYATTORR, a line that balances timeless sophistication and urban style to cultivate distinctive designs for men and women.

Kimberlee Iblings

Kimberlee is the owner of and designer for DECO MODISTE. Based in Seattle, WA, she produces classic, ready-to-wear items for the artist, the woman on the go, or the modern socialite.

Gwen Stubbs

Gwen is the owner of and designer for Seattle-based LEKKERLIFE CLOTHING, an independent clothing line that appeals to women who love vintage clothing, all things Dutch, and underground music and art.

Anna Dicklhuber

ANNA D DESIGNS by Anna Dicklhuber, a Brazilian independent Mixed Media Artist, Fashion & Costume Designer who creates garments for women with strong attitude.

Tanya Min Jee Ellis

Polished and raw. Edges for miles. Tanya Min Jee Ellis, a Berlin-based fashion designer and stylist, forms the body into fashion. View her portfolio and collections at VIJE.

Molly Gwendolyn

MOLLY GWENDOLYN designs lingerie and formal evening wear for the elegant, feminine, sophisticated woman. Each silhouette unites classic with contemporary, simplicity with complexity, and tradition with originality

Jesica Milton

JESICA MILTON designs are modern and minimalist with a feminine touch. Each of her pieces are designed and crafted in Jesicaís Seattle studio using fair trade labor.

Miyuki Ott

Miyuki is the talent behind H77. She uses vintage Kimono silk from Japan to hand craft elegant, superior-quality couture corsets.

Bayanzyl Amar

Bayana is a native of Mongolia where she currently lives and works as a designer for the well-known Mongolian fashion design firm, SHILMEL ZAGVAR.

Cheryl Fox

Cheryl works in Portland, Oregon as an Apparel Project Manager for ADIDAS INTERNATIONAL.

Dema Grim

DEMA is the owner of a San Francisco, California retail store featuring her original designs of singular clothing for the modern woman.

Sharon MacTavish

Sharon is the owner of and designer for the West Seattle based company SHARON MacTAVISH DESIGNS, LLC makers of fine custom clothing for real women.

Megan Malgapo

Megan works in Los Angeles, California where she is Head Designer for the line TULLE, sold in Nordstromís and other stores nation-wide.

Christine McKoy

Chris works in San Francisco, California as a designer of young menís wear for Levi Strauss & Company.

Sam St. Michael

Sam is the owner of SnM Underworld, a retail shop on Capital Hill which features her own line called HOYDEN GEAR, as well as, leather, latex and rubber apparel and accessories. Custom orders are welcome.

Andrea Parker

Andrea specializes in textile and garment restoration and preservation. She is also a curator and archivist for private wardrobe collections. She is currently pursuing advanced studies at the University of Washington in museum textile preservation and storage.

Ellis Pereyra

Ellis is the owner of CAMMERAY'S a custom design/alterations business established in 1989. Cammerayís caters to a private clientele that appreciates her high quality work.

Melissa J. Quinn

Melissa is the owner of and designer for FAERIE FINGERS a design studio that creates and sells Japanese anime costumes and patterns. Custom orders are welcome.

Allegra Samuelson

Allegra designs out of her own studio under the label ALLEGRA SAMUELSON.

Nicole Schwinkendorf

Nicole currently designs, produces and markets a line of specialty bags available online at SCHWINKENDORF DESIGN.


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