Frankie Lewis is a self-taught fashion designer who gained experience in the fashion world by way of creating costumes for her local theater in inner-city Louisville, Kentucky. She first learned to sew in college and worked as a seamstress and designer making local theater costumes for her theater major at the University of Louisville.
Frankie is extremely passionate about her designs and hopes that they will help inspire people to believe in themselves. With her former line, Ann DeEvelyn, and her upcoming line, Frankie Lew, she includes fashions for all types of women, inclusive of plus sized options. She pushes the envelope with sexy, chic pieces up to size 24. Frankie continues to change and evolve as a designer, currently focusing on structural and linear designs, but is open to seeing where the wind blows her next.
"Frankie Lewis: It’s a mix of self-teaching and a mix of UofL. I learned to sew at UofL, but because it wasn’t a full-fledged design program, I could only learn so much while I was there. After that, I developed my skills on my own through YouTube videos, through looking at clothes and figuring it out."
"Lewis has sewn together an impressive resume which includes working on costumes for singer Pink’s Beautiful Trauma Tour and the Louisville Ballet, as well as starting her own company — Ann DeEvelyn Clothing. She also found time to give back to Cabbage Patch by showing her latest fashion in shows which benefited the program."
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I really wish the best for her. Losing your longterm boyfriend, house, and dog and then going on a reality show soon after that is a bit much. I'm sure she's a competent designer but the shows format did not work for her. Hopefully she made some connections and uses her time in the sequester house wisely so she can figure out her next steps.
Yes, they all go home at the same time but eliminated contestants stay on a different floor. That's to prevent leaks about who goes home/who gets to show their work at Bryant Park. Since they are having a private fashion show instead of NYFW this year I thought things had changed but apparently they haven't because last night Nadine was talking about wanting to go straight home to her kids and not being able to.