The Tale of a True Fashion Hustle: Andrea Tomlin of MimiDre

Looking Back Series 2014

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Remember the days when Artscape embraced fashion with their annual runway shows and fashion design competitions. In 2010, Artscape presented the “Sew Your Inner Green” contest where participants had to make garments using at least 75 percent of non-traditional materials. One of the top five finalist happened to be Andrea Tomlin, who was fresh out of fashion school.

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“[The dress] was made with fabrics from IKEA,” Tomlin said. My aesthestic hasn’t changed too much since then actually. If you look at that collection and what I do now, you see some of the same silhouettes. The greatest difference will be in the styling with the addition of the t-shirts. The looks are a lot more funky now.”

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Combing her passion for graphic design as well as fashion, the MimiDre clothing line consists of T-shirts with a street edge and one of kind garments sewn in her studio. Each new piece that…

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