Runway | Thursday, October 13
Sloane Lenz is a 20 year old avant-garde fashion designer living in Austin, TX. Growing up mostly in the rural town of Athens, Texas, she began creating unusual pieces for herself to wear, made from materials she could source at her local hardware store and grocery store. She creates striking garments utilizing mostly unconventional materials, with a preference for plastic and canvas. She’s been sewing since just 8 years old and also is Co-Creator of a blog called ALLUMER, which focuses on music, style, and culture. Sloane also creates films and hand embroiders pillows which her brother designs the custom graphic patterns for. She showed her debut collection at Austin Fashion Week in April 2015 (at just 19 years old), then her second collection at Dallas Fashion Week the following September. She premiered her third collection during New York Fashion Week this past February, as well as Atlantic City Fashion Week the following week. Her 24 piece collection which just showed at Austin Fashion Week April 2016 is receiving an enormous amount of critical acclaim. Drawing most of her inspiration from music, she incorporates elements she picks up into her collections. Her runway is comprised of wearable art, avant garde clothing pieces, and she creates custom garments for musicians’ stage wear, as well as made to order pieces. Having been named “a modern Betsy Johnson”, and having her work compared to that of Alexander McQueen, she’s continuing to create pieces as the inspiration comes.