Each week we will be highlighting one of the fabulous emerging designers from Phoenix Fashion Week 2017. This week, meet fashion designer Quinlan Wilhit, the Founder and Designer for QMULATIVE – “vanguard wares for the urban individual.”
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
First fashion job: My brand; it challenges me everyday and I absolutely love what I’m doing/creating!
When did you know you had a passion for fashion: the very first day my grandma taught me how to sew (Spring ’13)!
Person who has impacted your life the most: my parents: their unwavering support, guidance, and wisdom!
Your biggest fashion accomplishment in your eyes: Definitely being selected as 1 of 15 Phoenix Fashion Week emerging designers! This is such a pivotal step and amazing opportunity to bring my ideas to fruition!
The biggest obstacle you have overcome: self-doubt
A Designer who inspires you: Ronnie Fieg of KITH; his consistency proves itself over&over and he’s pushing boundaries (incorporating architecture into his line/movement, for example).
Favorite quote: “to wish anyone anything but the best is a waste of energy!” –Levi Maestro
Advice to someone pursuing a career in fashion as a designer: become and remain an avid student of the industry + provide value!
Favorite piece you have ever designed:
For more information about QMULATIVE, visit qmulative.blogspot.com.
If you would like to attend Phoenix Fashion Week 2017, you can purchase tickets here: bit.ly/PHXFW2017FABAZ. Use promo code FABAZ for a $20 gift card good towards any seat (not applicable towards standing room tickets).