Eco-Chic Designer Courtney McCrone

Hope everyone had fun at last night’s Eco-Fabulous Fashion show yesterday at Lexus Rivercenter. I know I had a blast! Click here to check out pics Metromix took! If you were there and got pics in our photobooth, click here to go to our Facebook page and tag yourself in the photo album!

So, to build on all this green and glam fun, and this week’s earth-friendly theme, I wanted to spotlight a young fashion designer who strives to make the planet as beautiful as her clothes.

Courtney McCrone has been obsessed with clothing design since the tender age of 9 and strives to have her own vintage inspired line one day. She recently applied to both Parsons The New School for Design and The Fashion Institute of Technology located in the Big Apple. After looking at McCrone’s portfolio, it’s clear that she loves to create beautiful clothes out of everyday, reusable items. I personally love her new abstract swim suit collection made from cardboard, balloons, and wood! She also made a fab dress out of cigarettes! How creative!
She has been working with a slue of top designers in the Ohio area and currently is working with Valerie Mayen with her clothing line Yellowcake. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Valerie was on season 8 of Project Runway! After working with a number of designers, Courtney has big dreams. But she doesn’t want to take the easy route when it comes to actually producing the clothes. Many designers are turing to China for cheap labor but McCrone wants all of her clothes to be made in the US where she can help the economy grow.

Make sure you keep an eye out for this young designer. Who knows, maybe one day she will follow in the footsteps on Valerie and be on Project Runway!

Thanks to Holly Hoover, my intern, for helping put this blog post together.

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