Danielle & Ashleigh Jones on their first collaborative CMH Fashion Week collection

CMH Fashion Week launches on Sunday, Oct. 12, with a High Fashion Tea and wraps up on Saturday, Oct. 18, with the 5th Annual Finale Runway Show. Ten local designers will send their looks down the runway, as will headliner Althea Harper. Here, meet designers (and sisters) Danielle &Ashleigh Jones.


Name: Danielle &Ashleigh Jones (read more about them here)

Age:D: 29, A:22

Residence:Westerville, Ohio

Credentials:

D: CFDA Top 50 Fashion Graduates 2013 in U.S.; Assistant Designer Accessories, Justice

A: Outstanding Fashion Senior, CCAD; Easton Fashion Award; Assistant Designer Cut & Sew, Justice

Story:Danielle and Ashleigh began designing five years ago for a high school arts festival. They've continued to design accessories for local fairs in Columbus. Both are now alums of CCAD. Participating in CMH Fashion Week will be their first time designing a full collection as a singular brand.

Personal style:

D: Edgy - lots of bold colorsand accessories

A: Classic and comfortable with quirky styling

Style icon:

D: Diana Vreeland

A: Chanel

Favorite designers:

D: Balmain, Cavalli

A: Clover Canyon, Mary Katrantzou, Mara Hoffman

Favorite three pieces in your closet right now:(in no particular order)

D: Zara watercolor fitted bodice/full-skirt dress, Ditsy Daisy print high neck fit & flare, Gap camo lightweight parka

A: Vintage denim Gap jacket, Joe's camo pants with utility detailing, sublimated tropical print dress

True style is…

D: "Style-all who have it share one thing: originality." -Diana Vreeland

A:"Fashion fades, style is eternal" -Coco Chanel

This collection:Truly encompasses both of our design aesthetics. It's a labor of love and passion. It's bold, daring and fun. Main symbol = plumeria flower, representing beauty, liveliness and new life as one brand.

One celebrity you'd like to see in your designs:

D: Rihanna

A: Solange Knowles

Are items shown in this collection for sale? Yes,the prices range from $55 for our super-soft basics to approximately $550.

Do you do custom work?Yes, prices available upon request

Personal website/contact info/social media:

Instagram: @danielleandash

Facebook: D&A - It's in our blood.

danielleandashleigh@gmail.com

Photos courtesy Scott Cunningham/CMH Fashion Week