Meet the Emerging Designers

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Meet the Emerging Designers
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Durham, N.C. Clarissa Arocena and Bryan Datinguinoo both received their education at North Carolina State University. Influenced by traditional tailoring, classic craftsmanship, shoe cobblers and metalsmiths, their Elena Viana line references photographs of child laborers with oversized wool jackets and tattered looks. Their designs modernize the image of a factory worker and add men’s tailoring to a woman’s style.

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