Tuesday, October 17th
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"To me, fashion is artwork. And my designs can turn a person into a walking art gallery..."
Michael Benjamin Volkar grew up in a very small town called Johnstown in Pennsylvania. Surrounded by Amish country, grew up by the woods and managed to become a designer somehow.
Volkar is a Cum Laude graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles, California with an Associate of Arts Degree in Fashion Design as well as a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts/Fashion Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He also attended Pratt Institute for pre-college courses in Fashion Design.
Michael's experience includes personal designer for Actor, Vincent De Paul, designer for motion picture "Crabs in a Barrel" where several of his designs were featured in the movie including avant-garde pieces, dresses and handbags all designed, sewn and created by the talented designer. He has also worked on Bravo's The Fashion Show as a design assistant to Merlin Castell. And worked as personal tailor for R & B recording artist, Faith Evans.
If I could bring back any fashion trend it would be high-waisted anything...love it!