In 2012, the designer was invited to present at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York
The countdown to the CMH Fashion Week Bridal Show and Finale Runway Show is on. We're profiling the designers whose work you will see-and giving you a sneak peek of what will walk the runway. The bridal show is Oct. 11, and the finale Oct. 12; tickets are available at CMHFashionWeek.com. Today, meet Genoveva Christoff.
Genoveva Christoff – With fashion-forward, chic, feminine, sophisticated and sexy designs, in 2012, she was invited to present at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York, presented by Simon Doonan and attended by celebrities including Mary-Kate Olsen and Debra Messing among others. She was First Runner-up in the Adrianna Papell for E! Live from the Red Carpet contest. Her designs are available at Brigade boutique.www.genovevadesigns.com
CMH Fashion Week: Meet the Designers
Name: Genoveva Christoff
Credentials:I have studied at Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) and I graduated in May 2009, majoring in fashion design. At this moment I'm fully focused on my clothing and accessories line that I'm doing in collaboration with Conus Laser Group. Also, I've completed a lot of freelance projects for different companies such as LaSenza (Limited Brand), Express, RG Berry, Wardrobe Therapy and others. This is my third year showing at CMH Fashion Week. InFebruary of 2012,I had an amazing opportunity to show my designs atMercedes Benz Fashion Week as part of the"Diet Pepsi Style Studio Show" at Lincoln Centre. The show was presented by Simon Doonan and attended by celebrities such as Mary-Kate Olsen, Debra Messing, Angela Simmons, Jonathan Adler, Kelly Rutherford and others.
My story: I showed an interest in art and fashion from an early age and my fondest memories have always led me to fashion and design. My mother, who was a mentor for me, enabled me to experiment and grow creativity with my own design visions.When I moved to the U.S., I had the opportunity to start all over again, and I chose to become a fashion designer.
Personal style: Modern, feminine with an edge
Style icon: Sarah Jessica Parker
Favorite designers: Alexander McQueen, Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz, Balmain designer Oliver Rousteing, Mary Katrantzou, Elie Saab....
Favorite three pieces in your closet right now:Leather pants, cropped jacket and draped sheer top with leather details
True style is... True style is when you stay true to who you are,when you put personal touch on your styleandsometimes even push the boundaries.
This collection: This collection is inspired by lingerie. I'm using leather, lace and beautiful digital printed charmeuse fabric. The collection has a perfect balance of feminine, edgy and sexy. The designs will be accessorized with my designs from my new accessory line (in collaboration with Conus Laser Group), leather bracelets, necklaces and purses embellished with laser cuts. Looking forward to the fashion show and to show my new collection.
Are items shown in this collection for sale? If so, what are the price points? You can find my designs for sale at theboutiqueBrigade in the Short North. The price points are from $100 to $600.