New Fashion Manufacturing Center Expected To Be A “Game-Changer” For Fashion In St. Louis

“John and I moved here primarily because we don’t want to have just these 90 machines, we want to have 500 machines, 1000 machines, not just create 50 jobs, but 500 jobs that are sustainable and well paying – that you can raise a family on,” said Lewis.


A New Wave of St. Louis Designers Make Work-Life Balance More Attainable

St. Louis designers are creating products that make work-life balance more attainable while being fashion-forward.


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HEC Media Nominated for 17 Emmys, including Overall Excellence

Congratulations to all those nominated! HEC couldn’t carry out its mission to “strengthen the education, art, and cultural communities in the metropolitan area” without you and all our supporters! These nominations are for you, St. Louis! Arts/Entertainment- Program Feature Segment 15 Year-Old Short Film Director Kara Vaninger Brock Seals: New Artist, Old Soul Suzanne Vanderhoef, […]


Who to Watch: Reuben Reuel

A few years ago, Reuben Reuel walked into a fabric store hardly expecting it to change the course of his career. “I saw stacks of Ankara African print fabric, fell in love with it and asked myself ‘Why is no one using this fabric in a more modern way?’” said Reuel. Now, the fabric is […]


The Man Who Dressed the Muny

Pete Messineo spent 63 years working at the Muny — most of it as the theater’s longest-serving head of wardrobe, creating an average of 350 costumes per show.


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Reuben Reuel Creates Clothing For All Sizes of Women While Building Fashion In St. Louis

Reuben Reuel creates custom fashion pieces that flatter the silhouette of many shapes of women – and he’s putting St. Louis fashion on the map in the process.


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Allison Mitchell – Making Waves In The Fashion Industry And Bringing It Back To St. Louis

Allison Mitchell’s bags are gaining notice – both for her brand and for St. Louis as a new, small, fashion hub.



Moving St. Louis Fashion Forward

The Brandin Vaughn Collection is a south St. Louis boutique where you can walk in and see the designer at work. He says the art of fashion is re-emerging here.


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MakersValley Looks To Democratize Manufacturing – Starting With The Fashion Industry

MakersValley is an online business to business service platform that connects makers with highly skilled artisans and manufacturers for small scale orders.


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Men’s Fashion Takes Center Stage at SLAM

The St. Louis Art Museum presents “Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015,” an exhibition which examines the evolution of the male form and appearance.


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