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Boutique Curator: Katya Ellis for AUSTRALIA

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Katya Ellis has been a lover of fashion, and immersed in the Melbourne fashion scene since she was a little girl, but professionally since 2007. Initially working with labels of all sizes in Melbourne and Australia wide through her textile business – Melbourne Textile Agencies. The inspiration resulting from working with fabrics inspired Katya to develop a fashion label with design partner Sarina Zammit, called Mina & Katusha in 2008.

Seeing a gap for accessible and affordable fashion week events for emerging fashion brands, Katya founded Made in Melbourne (Fashion), and annual event promoting Melbourne’s independent designers during Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. The event has been running since 2009, and in 2013 showcased 16 Melbourne labels to an audience of over 400. This year Made in Melbourne (Fashion) has evolved to become a Melbourne designer hub.

In 2011 seeing more gaps in the market for affordable retail and marketing services for designers, Katya co-founded Gusto & Elan, a boutique designer market space in the heart of Melbourne’s independent fashion district Fitzroy. Gusto & Elan has become the go to place for Australian and International labels ready to take the brands to the next level in Australia and abroad.

2014, saw Katya organise a trade event during New York Fashion Week for Australian designers, and has many exciting projects in the pipeline.

 

Curator Jordy Tulleners Modeling Shoots

Jordy Tulleners is the Curator for Runway Passport’s Los Angeles and Antwerp (coming soon) boutique.  When he is not scouring emerging and creative designs to bring onto Runway Passport he spends his time modeling for amazing photographers. Check out some of his work below.

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Explore Boutique Pages: Los Angeles / Antwerp (coming soon)

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1- “Doors”:  Photographer Eva-Marie Guggenberger
2 – Portfolio Shoot
3 – Photographer:  Jono Madison I Styling-Grooming: Malcolm Joris
4 – Photographer: James Loy I Styling-Grooming: Malcolm Joris

 

Jordy Tulleners: Curator for Los Angeles + Antwerp

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“It’s incredibly rewarding and satisfying to be contributing to an artistic fashion concept, such as that from an emerging brand”. Jordy

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Back in 2011 Jordy started his career in the fashion industry as a model in Belgium, Europe. Shortly afterwards in 2012 Jordy moved to Los Angeles where he divides his time now between LA and Belgium. He’s been traveling all over the globe to be representing established- and emerging designers by inhabiting their visions and designs. Because of his expertise in this field, Jordy has an excellent understanding and passion for the emerging designer and their goals.

 

Curator Telena Cassel for African Cities

Visit: Addis Ababa City Page,  Dakar City Page
Explore:  Addis Ababa Boutique , Dakar Boutique 

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In the last decade, Telena Cassel has divided her time growing up between West Africa and the US. After graduating from Dartmouth College, she served as a “Tourism and Beauty Ambassador” for Liberia and went on to become a  “Goodwill Ambassador” for The Republic of the Gambia.  During her time as a pageant queen competing on the international pageant scene, she forged important relationships as she competed in pageants and travelled to many countries including Ethiopia, The Gambia, Philippines, Morocco, China, Japan and many others. After competing in her last beauty pageant, Miss International in Macao, Telena went on to attend law school at Howard University School of Law to add law to her expanding knowledge base. Telena is also an entertainment legal scholar with an official affiliation with the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA).

She has made a name for herself as a member of the Executive Board for Fashion Law Week (held annually in Washington D.C), a board member of the Liberian American Community of Southern California Association and as an advocate for African Fashion. Telena has impeccable taste, an eye for what is new, and a complete insiders knowledge of the fashion scene in many areas of Africa where she has helped clients with marketing and public relation efforts. Telena is also the creator of TheFashionBrewery.com and the soon to be released site featuring resort style—http://meetmebytheh2o.com/

Kristina Berg: Curator for Stockholm Boutique

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“I just love the idea to walk in to a boutique where you can buy beautiful pieces created by talented designers from all over the world. That is one of the reasons for me to be a part of the fantastic Runway Passport.”

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Job: Writer and Digital Marketing Consultant at Resultify

My name is Kristina and I have always been passionate about fashion and design. The style I prefer is sophisticated and tasteful, yet with a twist in the details that stand out in the crowd. Usually, I think the most creative and innovative designs are from the smaller and unknown designers. I will find the best designers to share with you and let you explore the amazing fashion scene in Sweden!

I just love the idea to walk in to a boutique where you can buy beautiful pieces created by talented designers from all over the world. That is one of the reasons for me to be a part of the fantastic Runway Passport.

Dayanne Danier: Curator for Haitian Cities Port au Prince + Jacmel

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Dayanne Danier is a Haitian-American fashion guru with her own fashion label whose experience in the industry extends over a decade. While growing  up  her influence on style evolved at a very young age from her Creole father’s emphasis on the importance of image: 

“Growing up my dad would always say to us, kids make sure you are Bien Abyé, you don’t want people talking about you!” 

Danier attended Massachusetts College of Art where she studied fashion design and later worked as a designer for companies like Perry Ellis and Phillip Van Heusen. While achieving career success, Dayanne now travels between  New York and  Haiti while working on numerous projects. In 2011, she worked with a sewing coop teaching them pattern drafting and construction techniques. She was also involved with the very first Haiti Fashion Week where she led a seminar on marketing and branding to designers. And when that was not enough, she cofounded of a non-profit organization called Fleur De Vie (means Flower of Life) whose mission is to support struggling organizations whose focus is to implement positive change in their community in the areas of education, health, and environmental sustainability.

Meet Tina Nikiforaki, Boutique Curator for Athens, Greece

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“Since I started digging into Greece’s new talents to showcase for RP, I discovered an endless wealth of ideas and creativity. I have strong faith in Greek designers and admiration for them, because under these turbulent times in Greece, with shortages of fabrics, materials, budgets, they manage to produce thoughtful collections and remain creative! “

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I used to get a lot of hand-me-down clothes from my older brother. Did I like them? Nope, but I did feel more active in them… Was I a tomboy? Nope, mum dressed me up in heaps of skirts and pinks and ribbons, but all I remember is having to wear my brother’s tracksuit pants and sweaters. I was stigmatized!
And now? I wear some unisex type of clothes, but when I go out I want to feel sexy and dynamic. I usually like tightening the waist, covering the chest and always wearing some kind of heels.
I LOVE
FASHION; the1920s, the 50s and lots of international fashion houses – Bottega Venneta, Givenchy, McQueen, Galliano, V. Bruno, Nicolas Ghesquiere, K.Lagerfeld, Mary Katrantzou, Konstantinos Melis, Erotokritos, Ioanna Kourbela to name a few – and the ones on RP of course.

LEARNING; though not an academic at heart, I’ve completed a lot of useful and even more useless studies. Favorite one was Fashion design school in Athens and Global Fashion Management at FIT in NYC where I learned how to communicate with different cultures and understand how Global Fashion Companies operate. It is fascinating.

SOURCING; since I started digging into Greece’s new talents to showcase for RP, I discovered an endless wealth of ideas and creativity. I have strong faith in Greek designers and admiration for them, because under these turbulent times in Greece, with shortages of fabrics, materials, budgets, they manage to produce thoughtful collections and remain creative! I want to see the cool RP audience be OF the first to access these creations and tell their friends about them. They’re cool, unique and very Athenian!

PEOPLE WHO SMILE, CAN TAKE A JOKE, LAUGH AND NEVER GIVE UP ON LIFE.

I DREAM of:
HELPING others reach their full potential
PROMOTING Greek fashion to the world
REVIVING Greek artisans and designers and help them create a viable business
I DISLIKE –
comfort zones, vegemite, tofu, snobbish attitudes, ugly shoes
FAVORITE QUOTE
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain