3 Indiana Fashion Designers To Watch

If fashion isn’t what immediately comes to mind when you think of the middle of America, let us take the opportunity to debunk the stereotype. Keep reading to learn about four fashion designers in Indiana we love at various stages in their careers, from those well-established to those on the rise.

Gunnar Deatherage
Born in Hanover, Indiana, Gunnar Deatherage’s penchant for warm ochre and whiskey-colored tones earned him a spot on seasons nine and 10 of Bravo’s hit show “Project Runway.” Now with several eclectic collections to his name, Deatherage is continuing to showcase his talent and gaining ground as a bonafide designer.

Bradley Burnell
Bradley Burnell of the daring Be Cool Clothing Co. showcases a colorful shoe line that combines the highest-quality materials with the talents of Italian master crafters, creating shoes that are one-of-a-kind in the world of modern styling. While Burnell also designs slip-ons and high-top sneakers, his real goal is to facilitate community and creation in the Indianapolis creative community.

Erin Young Designs
Erin Young’s custom-designed wedding dresses are one-of-a-kind works of art. Starting with a vision templated by the wearer, Young can craft anything from a special-occasion dress to a piece of high-fashion couture no one will have but you. Young has also built relationships with fabric makers over the years, keeping fine fabrics like chiffon, crepe, satin and lace in stock at all times.

Cover image courtesy of Charisse Kenion.

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