Their designs glide down the runway and our mouths drop in awe of wonderment. But who are the masterminds behind such exquisite pieces? We'll be interviewing four designers this month leading up to OFW to find out a little more about who they are!



Name: Ellene McClay, designing for FORTRESS

Show Night: Avant Garde, August 21st

City: Omaha, NE

What are some of your top influences for your designs? Victorian fashion, Japanese street fashion, modern architecture and sculpture.

Who would be your dream client? Marie Antionette

Who are some of your favorite designers? Alexander (Lee) McQueen, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Martin Margiela, Haider Ackermann, Tomas Maier for Bottega Veneta

What salon is doing your styling for the August shows? I'm doing all the styling myself :)

Can’t wait to see you August 21st Ellene!