EDDA –  Edda Gimnes has been featured in The New York Times as one of ten “Fresh out of Fashion School designers to watch” in addition to being the winner of the BFTA, Saga Fur competition. For many fashion designers, sketching is the most precious stage of designing a collection. It’s the time to make mistakes, erase and restart without the pressure of onlookers. Made through digital printing, Gimnes used her opposite hand to get a “naive and hand rendered” black-colored sketch and transferred that onto the white cotton fabric used throughout the collection. This monochrome element creates an animated-like world and childhood nostalgia dictated by the playful and passionate aesthetic of her sketches.
ADAM J. KURTZ – Adam J. Kurtz is a Brooklyn-based artist and author whose first book, 1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion is “a journal, scrapbook & anything else”. You’ll slowly fill the book and by the time it’s done, you’ll have a perfect keepsake of the year you made it through. It’s full of humor and encouragement, with a self-aware slant. It’s creative inspiration for everyday life. It’s also sentimental, introspective and encouraging.
MICHELLE CHRISTENSEN / MY LITTLE BELLEVILLE – Michelle lived mostly in Asia until college, where she received her BFA in illustration from Brigham Young University. She has done illustration work for Anthropologie, Forbes.com, and Terrain. She has been featured in British Glamour, Country Living, and Frankie Magazine. Michelle is also the author and illustrator of several children’s books including The Plum Tree Monster, and The Emperor’s New Bicycle. Her work ranges from fine art and oil portraiture to illustration, textile, and product design. She has experience designing interiors, as well as styling and directing photoshoots. Michelle works with brush and ink and oils mostly, and hand-draws everything.