Carrie and Matt Eddmenson of imogene + willie
Imogene + Willie owners Carrie and Matt Eddmenson share a long and varied history in the fashion industry. Both began their careers at Sights Denim Systems in Henderson, Kentucky – once the world’s preeminent denim development laboratory. Carrie has worked in product development with numerous companies such as Paper Denim & Cloth, Earnest Sewn, Levi’s Vintage Clothing and Ralph Lauren’s RRL, just to name a few. She has worked with many companies to develop many modern day denim processes and finishes. Matt has helped develop products, fits, finishes, and branding for Earnest Sewn, Elie Tahari, Billy Reid, Rogan, and many others. Matt and Carrie have known each other since grade school, but reconnected while working at Sights Denim and married in 2006. In 2009, the Eddmensons moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where they operate Imogene + Willie’s showroom and flagship store out of a retrofitted 1950’s gas station.
Susan Cianciolo is an artist and clothing designer with extensive experience in design, production, and instruction. She studied fashion design in New York and Paris at Parsons School of Design and painting at Winchester School of Art. In her design career, she has acted as production director for Kim Gordon’s X-Girl clothing line and assistant collection designer at Badgley Mischka. Her RUN Collection, based upon the concept of collaboration, emphasized a certain skill or craft with each collection. She worked with Cone Denim on a full collection of pieces using their archives. The collaboration included shows in New York and Los Angeles and coincided with the release of her book, The Woman of The Crowd. Susan has also showcased her work in film with “1960’s Butterfly Girl.” She has also taught at Parsons School of Design in the Integrated Fashion Design Curriculum. She continues to show regularly on the New York fashion calendar and maintains a strong base of private and retail clients. An accomplished illustrator, Susan’s work is exhibited in museums around the world.
MORE MAKESHIFT 2012
We had the best intentions of posting lots of pictures and stories from our Makeshift event yesterday and the day just got away from us. There IS so much more to come and to write about, but for the meantime, here some great pictures of the making process at The Standard East Village on Tuesday night. More to come soon… xoNatalie
Join us for our Crafted Fashion pop-up shop tonight at the Billy Reid store from 6pm-until at 54 Bond Street in New York City, with a performance by Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Tift Merritt at 8pm.
The beautiful Maria Cornejo talked about making as a way to build a brand.
Beads from Heath Ceramics were given to each of the Makeshift guests to incorporate into their “making.”
The sweet- and amazing designer- Tina Lutz who came into New York for the event. (Come to Alabama soon Tina!)
Photographer: Peter Stanglmyr