Friday, November 22, 2013

IN Fashion Friday: "Ohm" My Goodness

This monochr"Ohm" look highlights a cinnamon hued coat with tone on tone brocade detailing from Ohm designer Julie Diller's Fall 2013 line; The designer herself (bottom right) helped me choose the coat when she visited Indianapolis for a trunk show last month.
This hat from Meridian Made by MaDonna Marie is stylish but playful, and oh so practical for Indiana winter weather.  I couldn't resist adding a little sparkle with a swarovski crystal barrette.
My typical IN Fashion Friday post features a locally owned, fashion-focused Indiana business.  Today's installment highlights the creativity and talent of both a local textile artist with mad, mad knitting skills, and that of a New York-based clothing designer with Indiana roots!  I had the privilege of meeting these talented women at a Fashion Arts Society event last month, where guests were given a behind the scenes glimpse of the design process, from initial sketches to hand drawn and cut paper patterns to samples and finished goods.

Indianapolis-based MaDonna (Meridian Made by MaDonna Marie) has been knitting an incredibly soft and well-made line of hats, scarves and socks for years.  Her high-style handknit goods would make wonderful stocking stuffers or Chanukah gifts. They are so colorful and fun they are bound to bring a smile to the face of anyone who receives them!  You can find a selection of her wares at 14 Districts in Carmel during their holiday bazaar (another great local Indiana business!)  
Madonna's winter accessories are a perfect complement to clothing designer Julie Diller's signature coats in plush embroidered velvets and garment dyed, satin finished cottons,  like the one I'm wearing in this post.  Julie was raised in the Hoosier state, but has been designing her own clothing line, Ohm, in New York for nearly 20 years.  Ohm is more than coats, and offers a full line of women's fashions focused on interesting textures with a figure flattering drape.  This Fall, Ohm also introduced its first menswear line.  You can find Ohm online here.  Julie also has special trunk shows in Indianapolis each Fall and Spring, and if you happen to be in New York, you can see her designs at Mongo Brooklyn.

Interested in more of what Indianapolis has to offer "IN Fashion?"  You can check out other installments of IN Fashion Friday here, here, here, here, and here.
Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!

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