Fashion Week Columbus' Wedding Runway Show: Meet Fred Garnett

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Fashion Week Columbus begins Oct. 3, and the annual Wedding Runway Show is Oct. 8. Leading up to the event, we're featuring the designers whose collections you'll see at the bridal fashion show. For more, visit theFashion Week Columbus website.

Meet Fred Garnett

Age: 42

Hometown: Moncks Corner, South Carolina

Background: I've been sewing since 1992; my education is in economics and banking. 15 years of selling suits, all Bespoke-all based off of a vision that every man deserves to look his best in an affordable manner.

Approach to fashion: Simplicity with a splash of color. Keep it classy and coordinated!

Style is … a reflection of how you love yourself and the time you take to make yourself presentable to the world.

Most looking forward to … Bringing out the meaning of luxury, and showing people how they are able to dress in luxury style at an affordable price. No one needs to spend a million dollars to look like a million dollars. It's more about fit and finish.

The celebrity I'd most like to dress: Sylvester Stallone

The Columbusite I'd most like to dress: Trey Burke

The worst fashion faux pas: Wearing brown shoes with a black belt or vice versa. It is so easy to match your watchstrap, belt and shoes it feels deplorable that men miss the basics of fashion.

I never leave home without … my glasses; it's my identity and I can't see without them.

My favorite local boutique: Mood Fabrics. Very respectful.

My hope for Columbus fashion: People need to take pride in their appearance. We want to see a world of people wearing great suits with class. [In the] 1960s everyone had a suit on but they had their own identity.

Photos courtesy Fashion Week Columbus