Cotey Bertone is an aspiring fashion designer; born and raised in the Creative Capitol Providence, RI. After recently moving to Boston, MA to further his education, he has found an aesthetic that really voices his design. Pulling inspiration from queer culture and the arts, he forces on ready to wear clothing mixing masculine and feminine colors and textures. Currently heading into his junior year at Bay State College, he has received a Program Excellence and Leadership award. He is also a mentor and tutor for the design program at Bay State. You can follow his Instagram at @cbertone013
I am recent graduate from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a degree in Fashion Design. In my design there is a high focus on luxury fabric such as leather and combining different textures together. My work is very modern and minimal with a strong focus on details like seaming and metal accents. I am now living in New York City assisting a fashion stylist working on editorial photoshoots.
‘voni is an artist that translates non-visible constructs of human condition into visual material. Her work is multi-disciplinary and is not limited to one specific medium. Prior to her tertiary education, voni’s work was heavily concentrated in painting and drawing. Over the years, her practice has grown to include soft sculpture, fashion sculpture, film and installation. She views her fashion pieces as sculptures presented on a human body rather than just clothing. She currently lives and works in New York City while also pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Parsons School of Design. In April 2017, she released her first capsule collection on the runway through the Designow Studio x Collective program. Her work has been exhibited at the 2017 Parsons Gala, Greenpoint Gallery, 524 West 26th Street, and Main Street Gallery in Huntington, NY. vinous work has also been featured in publications such as FLASH magazine and Designow Studio Blog.
Yvonne Attie always knew she wanted to be a fashion designer. Born and raised in Panama City, she started working at 11 years old in her family’s fashion business. It was exciting to participate in the runway shows and charity events, including Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Latin America. Her pursuit to study fashion brought Yvonne to Boston to attend the Massachusetts College of Art and Design where she interned with Vida Shoes International and Christian Siriano in NYC and received her BFA degree in Fashion Design in May 2017.
Yvonne finds her inspiration in people that she admires or characters in a book and incorporates those ideas into her collections. Her designs are playful and bold – she’s not afraid of using color and many pieces incorporate her original textiles. Yvonne doesn’t believe in dress codes or in following trends. She believes that everyone should wear what they want, when they want – as long as it represents who you are.
Zoe Ilana Grinfeld
Zoe Ilana Grinfeld is an 18-year-old fashion designer from Colchester, Connecticut. At 15, Zoe competed on and won the teen design competition, Project Runway: Threads. Zoe, who began designing jewelry & clothing at age 5, has been featured in publications such as Seventeen Magazine and Hartford Magazine. Zoe is currently a freshmen at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Instagram: @zoeilanadesigns | facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/zoeilanadesigns/