Best Baltimore Local Designers

January 31, 2011 6:17 AM


Whether you interpret fashion as an art or as a hobby, creativity is always its centerpiece, inspiring in all sorts of way. Baltimore prides itself as a very productive fashion city, many up-and-coming and already established designers having made Baltimore their home. We’ve selected some of the best designers around, as well as information on the Baltimore Fashion Week 2011, that will help you discover their newest collections. – Roxana Bardan
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Siasylmons Fashion and Designs

4941 Columbia Road
Suite J
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 782-1249

Sierra Leone-born fashion designer, Sia Ngegba, has always had an eye for fashion and designs, but she completely turned this dream into reality after moving to the United States. With unique and colorful trends and fashions, Sia has been satisfying clients from all over the Baltimore – Washington D.C. area ever since opening the store in 2009. Check website for more information, catalogue collection and much more.

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Un*touched Diamonds

(443) 257-2227

John W. Tillery’s purpose “is to inspire women to release their inner Fierce Goddess and also to put creativity where it belongs.” John is a young self-taught designer/ photographer/ runway instructor with a full range of fashion collections, thus his talent and work were featured in Baltimore’s Fashion Week as well as New York “Fashion on The Hudson” event. Check website and Facebook page for fashion inquiries and arrangements.

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Valentina Black Jewelry

The Foundry at Clipper Mill
2010 Clipper Park Drive
Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 342-3459

Born and raised in Baltimore, local jewelry designer Valentina Black, has been creating gemstone jewelry since 2006, a hobby she transformed into her full time passion. Handcrafting every piece, Valentina conveys femininity, timelessness and symmetry into her jewelry. She hopes you’ll enjoy wearing her collections as much as she enjoys crafting them. See website for location and order information.

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Vivo Boutique
6 Fleet Street,
Annapolis, MD 21401

Inspired by her Czech roots and the discoveries made into her grandma’s attic as a little girl, Lacey Kalivoda created the store with the same name to embrace and celebrate femininity, creativity and adventurous spirits. The collections include beautifully recycled clothing as well as original work. Check the website for other location where Kalivoda clothing can be found.

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Baltimore Fashion Week

P.O. Box 29523
Baltimore, MD 21216
(443) 708-7886

Mark your calendar for Baltimore’s Fashion Week 2011, the city’s so-called “mystique of fashion” event. The yearly show features some of the best designers and lines that dare to push the envelope. Check their website for pre-registration and invitations, and make sure not to miss the best of Baltimore’s fashion.

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