HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR 2019 DESIGNERS. MORE COMING SOON.

  Buff Faye   Out of drag,  Buff Faye  is known as Shane Windmeyer, the founder and executive director of Campus Pride. Buff is proud to be an active and visible leader within the Charlotte LGBTQ community, and does drag as a way to raise money for local and national charities. She writes a monthly column “Dishing with Buff Faye” for  Q-Notes  and is the only drag queen to be featured on both front page of The  Charlotte Observer  and the cover of Creative Loafing. In 2012, Buff was named  Creative Loafing ’s “Best of the Best” Drag Entertainer and  Q-Notes ’ Best of Charlotte Drag Queen.

Buff Faye

Out of drag, Buff Faye is known as Shane Windmeyer, the founder and executive director of Campus Pride. Buff is proud to be an active and visible leader within the Charlotte LGBTQ community, and does drag as a way to raise money for local and national charities. She writes a monthly column “Dishing with Buff Faye” for Q-Notes and is the only drag queen to be featured on both front page of The Charlotte Observer and the cover of Creative Loafing. In 2012, Buff was named Creative Loafing’s “Best of the Best” Drag Entertainer and Q-Notes’ Best of Charlotte Drag Queen.

  FROCK Shop   As Charlotte native and owner of  FROCK Shop  in Plaza Midwood, Caroline Cook uses her passion for fashion to collaborate with local artists and businesses to educate and empower our community. Caroline believes there is no better time to participate in your life than right now.

FROCK Shop

As Charlotte native and owner of FROCK Shop in Plaza Midwood, Caroline Cook uses her passion for fashion to collaborate with local artists and businesses to educate and empower our community. Caroline believes there is no better time to participate in your life than right now.

  Sara Johnson    Sara Johnson  is a (mainly) self taught designer who learned from an early age to create the visions in her head from objects found around her childhood home. Today, she crafts clothing and accessories from vintage fabrics and leather remnants. Her label, sarajohnsondesign, concentrates on custom garments for women who want something new and different. Her designs have been described as “classic with a bohemian edge” and “the new bohemian Lilly Pulitzer”. When she isn’t working, you can find Sara coaching, practicing ballet, and enjoying time with her husband, her two daughters, and her beloved dog, Rosie.

Sara Johnson

Sara Johnson is a (mainly) self taught designer who learned from an early age to create the visions in her head from objects found around her childhood home. Today, she crafts clothing and accessories from vintage fabrics and leather remnants. Her label, sarajohnsondesign, concentrates on custom garments for women who want something new and different. Her designs have been described as “classic with a bohemian edge” and “the new bohemian Lilly Pulitzer”. When she isn’t working, you can find Sara coaching, practicing ballet, and enjoying time with her husband, her two daughters, and her beloved dog, Rosie.

  Merissa Jones   Merissa is a Charlotte-based artist and native North Carolinian. An Art Director by day for an athletic media company, she spends her free time as a patron and student of art. Graduating from NC State’s College of Design in 2003, she has owned a boutique jewelry company,  Bead Diva Studio , since 2005. The mission of Bead Diva Studio is to design one-of-a-kind artisan jewelry that is funky, fun, and glamorous. Merissa is an advocate for women’s health, education, safety, and access to life-saving procedures and medicine. She is honored to be part of the Planned Parenthood family and to support them through art.

Merissa Jones

Merissa is a Charlotte-based artist and native North Carolinian. An Art Director by day for an athletic media company, she spends her free time as a patron and student of art. Graduating from NC State’s College of Design in 2003, she has owned a boutique jewelry company, Bead Diva Studio, since 2005. The mission of Bead Diva Studio is to design one-of-a-kind artisan jewelry that is funky, fun, and glamorous. Merissa is an advocate for women’s health, education, safety, and access to life-saving procedures and medicine. She is honored to be part of the Planned Parenthood family and to support them through art.

  Amberle Linnea    Amberle Linnea  is an award-winning cosplayer who regularly appears at comic conventions around the country. Amberle’s work has been featured in the Girls of the Con Calendar (twice), AlmostNerdy.com, CosCouture, in Charlotte Seen's Fashion Week, and in other venues. When she’s not dressing up, Amberle Linnea drinks too much red wine; reads crazy amounts of fiction; romps with her twelve pets; refuses to see the Ender’s Game movie (because it can NEVER compare to the book); and tries to identify piercings and tattoos she can add without exposing them in her day time corporate career.

Amberle Linnea

Amberle Linnea is an award-winning cosplayer who regularly appears at comic conventions around the country. Amberle’s work has been featured in the Girls of the Con Calendar (twice), AlmostNerdy.com, CosCouture, in Charlotte Seen's Fashion Week, and in other venues. When she’s not dressing up, Amberle Linnea drinks too much red wine; reads crazy amounts of fiction; romps with her twelve pets; refuses to see the Ender’s Game movie (because it can NEVER compare to the book); and tries to identify piercings and tattoos she can add without exposing them in her day time corporate career.

  Teddy Manywounds   Teddy Manywounds, a Parsons the New School for Fashion Design alumnus, has been working in the New York Fashion industry for seven years under his personal label, Masikae. Teddy's main focus has been making custom, made to measure fashion with an emphasis on form and function. Teddy is new to Charlotte and is thrilled to be part of an event that supports safe sexual health.

Teddy Manywounds

Teddy Manywounds, a Parsons the New School for Fashion Design alumnus, has been working in the New York Fashion industry for seven years under his personal label, Masikae. Teddy's main focus has been making custom, made to measure fashion with an emphasis on form and function. Teddy is new to Charlotte and is thrilled to be part of an event that supports safe sexual health.

  MyMarlow   Hunter Andrews a recent graduate from the Fashion Textile Design program at NCSU and current Associate Designer at Mountain Khakis. She believes that every aspect of the textile world is essential to creating high quality and original garment. She is always looking for new trends as well as thinking of new ways to challenge her creativity.

MyMarlow

Hunter Andrews a recent graduate from the Fashion Textile Design program at NCSU and current Associate Designer at Mountain Khakis. She believes that every aspect of the textile world is essential to creating high quality and original garment. She is always looking for new trends as well as thinking of new ways to challenge her creativity.

  Bree Stallings & Robin Sexton Stallings   Bree Stallings and Robin Sexton-Stallings are a daughter-mother designer duo. Artistry runs in their family as Bree is a muralist, illustrator, painter, and arts educator and Robin is a graphic designer, painter, and furniture refurbisher. Bree and Robin have partnered on fashion designing before, creating a wearable dress + headpiece made of shredded canvases, recycled tulle, and bicycle parts for the EcoFAB fashion show and also creating a line of dresses out of 2,000 acts of kindness written on strips of colorful paper woven together for AboutFaceCLT's Blessing Box Campaign. Both Bree and Robin have permanent studio spaces at C3 Lab, where they showcase their work.

Bree Stallings & Robin Sexton Stallings

Bree Stallings and Robin Sexton-Stallings are a daughter-mother designer duo. Artistry runs in their family as Bree is a muralist, illustrator, painter, and arts educator and Robin is a graphic designer, painter, and furniture refurbisher. Bree and Robin have partnered on fashion designing before, creating a wearable dress + headpiece made of shredded canvases, recycled tulle, and bicycle parts for the EcoFAB fashion show and also creating a line of dresses out of 2,000 acts of kindness written on strips of colorful paper woven together for AboutFaceCLT's Blessing Box Campaign. Both Bree and Robin have permanent studio spaces at C3 Lab, where they showcase their work.

  Kat Sweet   Kat is a Charlotte native, born and raised in the Queen City. She is a mixed media artist with a BFA in Painting, but spends most of her time with her first love: sewing and costuming! She has been sewing for most of her life, and had started designing fashion by the time she was ten. When she isn't busy crafting and creating (and gluing rhinestones to everything), you can catch her selling real estate (no one knows the Charlotte market better than a native), chasing her two children, or at the junkyard hunting for Volvo parts! She's really excited to be back again for her fifth year as a Condom Couture designer!

Kat Sweet

Kat is a Charlotte native, born and raised in the Queen City. She is a mixed media artist with a BFA in Painting, but spends most of her time with her first love: sewing and costuming! She has been sewing for most of her life, and had started designing fashion by the time she was ten. When she isn't busy crafting and creating (and gluing rhinestones to everything), you can catch her selling real estate (no one knows the Charlotte market better than a native), chasing her two children, or at the junkyard hunting for Volvo parts! She's really excited to be back again for her fifth year as a Condom Couture designer!

  Keisha Thrift    Keisha  isn't a designer by trade or hobby, but a crafting and glitter enthusiast. The appeal of Condom Couture for her is exercising her creative side while contributing something much more meaningful for Planned Parenthood. She's a social butterfly who works hard and plays harder. Find her doing makeup or at Snug Harbor mixing up a cocktail or shaking it on stage.

Keisha Thrift

Keisha isn't a designer by trade or hobby, but a crafting and glitter enthusiast. The appeal of Condom Couture for her is exercising her creative side while contributing something much more meaningful for Planned Parenthood. She's a social butterfly who works hard and plays harder. Find her doing makeup or at Snug Harbor mixing up a cocktail or shaking it on stage.

  Katlyn Wyllie   Kat Wyllie is an opportunity artist as her art attempts to solve the puzzle of creating unconventional and original pieces. Her design skills are nothing short of improvised as her methods are always "go with the flow." After moving to Charlotte in 1999, Kat spent several years at East Carolina University, Washington DC, and then abroad in South East Asia. She returned to the Queen City in 2013 and has since opened her own artist studio and uses her performance background in teaching an entertaining and confidence-boosting painting class around town called "Painting With Perspective". Besides teaching and creating works for shows, you might have also seen Kat dancing with fire around town!

Katlyn Wyllie

Kat Wyllie is an opportunity artist as her art attempts to solve the puzzle of creating unconventional and original pieces. Her design skills are nothing short of improvised as her methods are always "go with the flow." After moving to Charlotte in 1999, Kat spent several years at East Carolina University, Washington DC, and then abroad in South East Asia. She returned to the Queen City in 2013 and has since opened her own artist studio and uses her performance background in teaching an entertaining and confidence-boosting painting class around town called "Painting With Perspective". Besides teaching and creating works for shows, you might have also seen Kat dancing with fire around town!

  Nicci Wiggins    Nicci Wiggins  is a womenswear designer residing in Raleigh. She specializes in designing and handcrafting garments that complement a woman's beauty & showcase her personal style and individuality. Nicci launched her first collection in November 2014 and currently produces up to three collections per year. Her designs have been showcased during NYFW for the Nylon Project, on celebrities and fashion influencers both locally and around the world, including in Paris, France. She has been invited to showcase in Art Hearts Fashion New York, Vancouver Fashion Week, AMCONYC Fashion Week, LA Fashion Week, and more. She has consulted with celebrity stylists on gowns for the NAACP Image Awards and The Daytime Emmy Awards. Nicci has been featured in a number of publications and news articles including the  Triad City Beat , WECT news, and the Raleigh  News & Observer .

Nicci Wiggins

Nicci Wiggins is a womenswear designer residing in Raleigh. She specializes in designing and handcrafting garments that complement a woman's beauty & showcase her personal style and individuality. Nicci launched her first collection in November 2014 and currently produces up to three collections per year. Her designs have been showcased during NYFW for the Nylon Project, on celebrities and fashion influencers both locally and around the world, including in Paris, France. She has been invited to showcase in Art Hearts Fashion New York, Vancouver Fashion Week, AMCONYC Fashion Week, LA Fashion Week, and more. She has consulted with celebrity stylists on gowns for the NAACP Image Awards and The Daytime Emmy Awards. Nicci has been featured in a number of publications and news articles including the Triad City Beat, WECT news, and the Raleigh News & Observer.