Featured Designers
Future of Fashion 2022. August 6th, 2022!
Each will present a mini collection of 5-10 looks
Photos and bios bellow
Sarah Jane Estes

Photo by Tatiana Aristizabal

Sarah Jane Estes is the founder and creative director of Storyteller. The brand blends her background in apparel design and production with her family legacy of textile art. She is originally from Danville, Kentucky and is a wife, and mother of two with a passion for sustainable design.

She studied design and art at the University of Kentucky which led her to meeting Soreyda Benedit Begley. Sarah Jane showed her first collection of women's fashion at the first ever Future of Fashion show in 2009. She went on to become a co-chairman of the board of directors of the Lexington Fashion Collaborative and with her team of collaborators began organizing events for the LFC. Planning for the Future of Fashion as well as the Neighborhood Series gave her the biggest boost in the industry imaginable and prepared her with the skills to move forward in her career in fashion. After relocating to Los Angeles she became part of the design team for The Elder Statesman, a luxury lifestyle brand based in California. With her newest endeavor, Storyteller, she wishes to continue to build on these experiences and design a brand that answers the call to reforming the fashion and textile industry. 

Website: www.shopstorytellerstudio.com

Instagram: thestorytellerstudio

Models: Tiffany Escobedo, Christie Perez, Ciara Johnson, Linda Kana, Megan Rainwater, Connor Perry and Esmeralda Cedillo

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Soreyda Benedit-Begley

Showing on Friday March 13th, 2020

Photo by Tatiana Aristizabal

Soreyda Benedit-Begley moved to Kentucky 20 years ago from a small village in Honduras. Even though she has stablished herself as an evening wear and conceptual designer, she is her happiest when she uses her work to share her Afro-Latinx heritage and to bring people together. 

Website: www.soreyda.com

Models: Marta Reyes, Tiffany Escobedo, Roshawn Geateskill, Lovelace Ebu, Willam Begley, Kyara Taylor, Shannon Billups, Laura Kirkpatrick and Linda Kana

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Plato's Closet

Showing Saturday March 14, 2020


Plato's Closet are gently used clothing retailers for pre-teens, teens and young adults. They will pay you cash on the spot for your clothing, shoes, accessories and more.

Website: www.platoscloset.com


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Once Upon a Child

Showing Saturday March 14, 2020


Once Upon a Child are gently used clothing retailers for babies, toddlers and children  They will pay you cash on the spot for your clothing, shoes, toys, furniture and more.

Website: www.onceuponachildlexington.com


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Laverne Zabielskie

Showing on Saturday March 14, 2020

In 2004 Laverne received her MFA in writing from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. She studied Shibori silk dyeing with Arturo Alonzo Sandoval at the University of Kentucky. Her fiber art and artist books have been exhibited at The Friedman Chapman Gallery in Louisville, KY, MS Rezny Gallery, The Singletary Center for the Arts, University of Kentucky, Carneigie Center for Literacy and Learning and Artsplace Gallery, Lexington, KY, and Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead State University, KY. Creative non-fiction essays and poetry have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including: The American Voice, High Performance, The Sun, Now and Then, and Southern Exposure. "The Garden Girls' Letters and Journal," her memoir, was published in 2006 by Wind Publications.

Website: www.lavernezabielski.com

Models: Yanya Yang, Laura Kirkpatrick, Kungson (Sandy) Zhang, Chris Boarialco, Lovelace Ebu and Esmeralda Cedillo

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Vintage Collection

Showing on Saturday March 14, 2020

A private collection of one of a kind, vintage, couture pieces. From Bob Mackie, Oscar de la Renta, Emanuel Ungaro and more. Complementary pieces for this collection are designed and made by Soreyda Benedit-Begley.

Styling by Amia Nunn

Models: Connor Perry, Elizabeth McCrary, Sarah Crumbie, Shuling Fister, Jennifer Amezcua, Sharon Chen, Abigail Hartge, Bethany Whithaker, Shannon Billups, Laura Kirkpatrick and Yolantha Saunders.