Paige Modlin is one of Omaha Fashion Week's emerging designers this season. She began sewing in high school and eventually came to the realization that she wanted to expand her creativity by making her own patterns for her own styles of clothing. The inclusive brand she has created is called m0d (pronounced m zero d) and she wants it to be for everyone. She designs unisex street wear for people who want to express themselves through the clothing that they wear.
What are your personal goals or goals for your brand?
My personal goals are to attend fashion school next fall and gain more knowledge about designing and marketing. As far as my brand goals, I wish to start selling more pieces and make a name for myself.
Describe your favorite project or projects that you have worked on.
I recently did a mini collection for the RAW: Verse Omaha Show. I used linens I found at the thrift store and I enjoyed that project because it taught me to be more innovative with my work.
Tell me about the overarching ideas of your brand.
I have many ideas, but they can’t all be put into words. I want to make my brand well known as something for everyone.
Describe the specific category or customer you design for.
I design for those who aren't afraid to be themselves with their outfits and aren’t afraid to stand out in a crowd. I will be designing streetwear because that is the fashion category I admire most.
What signature styles or silhouettes do you feature in your line?
I feature a lot of color blocking and print blocking within my work. My garments are mainly loose fitting and comfortable shapes.
How do you balance creativity and consistency in your work?
Sometimes as an artist you just know how to keep your work balanced in all elements. I always stay busy and am always looking for inspiration and new ways I can add to my pieces.
What inspired your new collection and how are you interpreting that inspiration for your specific product categories?
The inspiration for my upcoming collection is color theory and the idea of being different. I am interpreting color theory through a use of color blocking designs. As for the being different part, you will just have to wait and see my collection at fashion week.