Thankful for being able to share himself and his heart, founder and creator of MTHREEPROJECT, Marcel Coleman Jr. will bring some “Live Life Free” to Pins and Needles next August 10 at the Majorette. Drawn by the “life-changing opportunity,” Coleman Jr. got on the road to California just last week “with love, just to be in the presence of God” to get inspiration for this new collection.
“The opportunity is life-changing.” Coleman Jr. said. “It’s amazing to be a part of something that is a part of the shift in the culture here in St. Louis. The fashion scene is growing tremendously and this show, this experience is a part of the change and healing within our community.”
That’s how he describes the collection he will bring to life the night of the show. Coleman Jr. found inspiration during his road trip to California and his life:
“Got inspired by the mountains I saw, the colors, the freedom and the forms all related to what I’m creating,” he said. “I love challenges, this collection/series is inspired by where I am in my life—physically and mentally.” His collection is “an experience, created in love, with love and around love”.
Freedom is precisely what his garments offer to his clients; who enjoy the free feeling inside the garments they’re able to control and tell a story with it.
Next Friday September 8, The Rhythm The Rebel and many more local bands will bring YO! MTV Raps back to life at The Ready Room starting at 8pm. The tribute show will take you back to the 90's with local artists covering Public Enemy, Tribe Called Quest and many more rap legends who performed on Yo! MTV Raps.
The advent of YO! MTV Raps in the late 1980s was crucial to the spread of hip-hop around the world. Through MTV Europe, MTV Asia, and MTV Latino, African-American and Latino style and sound was instantly available to millions of people across the globe. This helped to create a worldwide appreciation and interest in the hip-hop scene.
Thursday, August 10th at the Majorette was the night emerging designers from across the country stepped into the spotlight when Charles Smith II and each of the Emerging 6 owned the runway like a boss. From the classic runway presentation to a live dance performance, each designer made time stop with each of their collections, with two of them being the winners of the night.
Charles Smith II was introduced for the first time to the public of St. Louis last night on Pins and Needles 2017 at the Majorette in dramatic fashion with his collection “DO NOT TOUCH”, which is inspired in 3 today's social problems.
Meet the #KCFW Designer: Barbara Bultman of Barbara Bultman Designs!
Designer Barbara Bultman is inspired by things that are all around her and things that effect the world. She is a Saint Louis based designer and every time she begins a new collection she tries to take in everything that she knows to create something that is innovative and will inspire others.
Barbara graduated from Lindenwo...
Thankful for being able to share himself and his heart, founder and creator of Mthreeproject, Marcel Coleman Jr. will bring some “Live Life Free” to Pins and Needles next August 10 at the Majorette. Drawn by the “life-changing opportunity,” Coleman Jr. got on the road to California just last week “with love, just to be in the presence of God” to get inspiration for this new collection.
At age 12, Amanda Casarez' fashion DNA began running through her veins after her mom introduced her to the art of sewing. A “fashionable nerd”, Casarez studied Biology and Fashion Design and Merchandising. After dressing her first celebrity, super model Veronica Webb at this year’s NYFW Red Dress Collection Show; we can’t wait to see her designs taking off the runway next August 10th at The Majorette when Pins and Needles comes to life. With the creation of her own brand, Amanda Casarez has been dressing “bold and unapologetic” women.
From Chicago, Illinois, Hailey Washington returns to Pins and Needles; this time as a designer after being amazed by the competition a few years ago when she watched the show as an attendee. Pins and Needles will return to The Majorette next August 10th and will come to life at 7:30 when Smith II kicks off the show. Hailey devoted her summers to STL Artworks art apprenticeships and SAIC’s Early College - Fashion Construction Program. She recently graduated from Dominican University, where she got a bachelor’s degree on Apparel Design and Graphic Design; and attended the Kent State NYC Fashion Studio program. With internships held previously at Tracy Reese, Cintas and working experience as assistant technical designer; we can’t help but be excited to see her experienced design skills from concept to reality.
Lindenwood University recent graduate Raven Pulliam from Springfield, Illinois; will compete at Pins and Needles next August 10 at The Majorette. When she was a little girl all she dreamed about was becoming a famous fashion designer. At a young age, she shared her love of fashion with her friends and family. She remembers creating purses and sketching designs in little catalog books she created. She quickly became obsessed with fashion. Today, she still carries that same passion for fashion into her designs. Her recent collections show her astonishing creativity, skill and design aesthetic.
From Nashville, Tennessee, Kat Gaume, owner and creator of Kat’s Original Designs; will return to St. Louis to compete at the Pins and Needles 9th Annual Designers Competition next August 10th. This talented designer went from creating cosplays for herself during high school to expanding her fashion design skills by interning with Truly Alvarenga and assisted her for the Nashville Fashion Week 2017. In fact, the first time she made a bodysuit was for her customer, EDM vocalist and songwriter, Adara; who performs across the country at festivals and raves. With her talent and surprising experience, we can't help but be excited to see what this young designer will bring to life in the runway.
Chicago native fashion designer Carl Mackey is the owner and creator of “Max Wilde”; which he will showcase with a brand new collection on Pins and Needles next August 10th at the Majorette.