Lindenwood University recent graduate, Raven Pulliam to compete at Pins and Needles 2017

Lindenwood University recent graduate, Raven Pulliam to compete at Pins and Needles 2017

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, TN, Kat Gaume's "Pretty Grunge" will come to life at Pins and Needles 2017

From Nashville, TN, Kat Gaume's "Pretty Grunge" will come to life at Pins and Needles 2017

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. 

Max Wilde to showcase designs to a new audience on Pins and Needles

Max Wilde to showcase designs to a new audience on Pins and Needles

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.

We just got featured on the RiverFront Times!

We just got featured on the RiverFront Times!

Dwight Carter got into music through fashion. Through his Brainchild Events umbrella, he put together a series at the Gramophone paying tribute to fashion icons and the musicians who created certain trends. "All three shows did so well, I decided to do more shows," he says. He's now created tributes to Queen, Prince, the Beastie Boys, the Native Tongues and Joan Jett, among others. Currently, he's working on putting together an MTV series, including Headbanger's Ball, 120 Minutes and Yo! MTV Raps.

PINS AND NEEDLES 2017 SPECIAL GUEST: Charles Smith II

PINS AND NEEDLES 2017 SPECIAL GUEST: Charles Smith II

Unlike last years, in which the show was opened by the former winner of the competition, the show will be opened by special guest Charles Smith II.

The Emerging 6, 2017

The Emerging 6, 2017

The 9th annual Pins and Needles is on the making now that the Emerging 6 across the nation have been found. Many applications were received, but only these 6 will get to amaze us with their deigns next August 10th at The Majorette. Get to know them!The 9th annual Pins and Needles is on the making now that the Emerging 6 across the nation have been found. Many applications were received, but only these 6 will get to amaze us with their deigns next August 10th at The Majorette. Get to know them!

Emerging designers sought for Brainchild Events' Pins & Needles design competition

Emerging designers sought for Brainchild Events' Pins & Needles design competition

Applications Accepted Online Starting April 1

Brainchild Events is seeking emerging fashion designers to submit designs for the 2017 Pins & Needles showcase, to be held in August 2017.