2015 CCAD Fashion Show Preview: Derek Fergusson

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

If Fergusson had his choice, Audrey Hepburn herself would be wearing his dresses, strolling down Fifth Avenue with pastry in hand. "She (was) just so elegant," he says. "She just seems so timeless … and I try and capture that in my clothing." His senior collection, loosely titled "All About Audrey," is an ode to the 1950s and '60s. Fergusson created five form-fitting looks using fabrics he picked up in Chicago and accessories he found at vintage shops around the city. Expect to see sequins and florals throughout his cocktail-ready attire.

Ideal customer: She's fun and flirty. She goes to lots of events, and she likes to have fun. She's just a bubbly person.

Dream job: Designer for Oscar de la Renta or Zac Posen

Inside info: In his collection, Fergusson used a one-of-a-kind floral fabric from Italy.