Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Stephanie Ohnmacht
#94: Stephanie Ohnmacht
Fashion designer Stephanie Ohnmacht.
Stephanie Ohnmacht has been sewing since she was seven; as a youngster involved in 4-H, she raised sheep and used her prize money to buy fabric. By the time she was twelve, she was already a self-made businesswoman, who had moved on to winning ribbons for the clothes she made. In the present, Ohnmacht designs for her own Stephanie O. label, works behind the scenes helping to pull together Denver's new Fashion Design Center and even did a stint as a contender on Lifetime's Project Runway: Under the Gunn series. A bright star in the local fashion design community, Ohnmacht answered her 100CC questionnaire with the same precision she uses when stitching up a new line. Her replies follow.
See also: 100 Colorado Creatives: Paul Moschell
If you could collaborate with anyone in history, who would it be, and why?
Coco Chanel, because she liberated women in how they dress, and she was a strong, independent woman herself, who understood the fashion business.
Who in the world is interesting to you right now, and why?
Natalie Massenet, the founder of Net-a-Porter. She revolutionized high-end shopping, created a luxury online store and just recently launched a magazine. She gets the business side of fashion and took a risk by asking consumers to change behaviors, which is very difficult to do.
What's one art trend you want to see die this year?
The use of skulls.
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