About the Designer
Jess Abernethy is a clothing designer who co-owns Nude Boutique in The Arcade. Her design studio is on Harris Avenue in the Ajay Land Building.
1. My studio is where I come and create - I make all of my patterns here, I sew here. I see private clients here, too. People love seeing my creative space when we talk about custom pieces. It’s bright and beautiful. I do mainly womenswear that leans toward the more classic, clean look. It’s slightly on the preppy side, and it’s very wearable. Most women see a piece and say “I can wear that.” It’s classic pencil skirts that everyone loves. It’s not unattainable. The rack has pieces from all different collections in it.
2. This is my inspiration wall - it’s my inspiration for Swim. I’m debuting my first swimwear collection for StyleWeek Swim on June 8. There are pictures from National Geographic and fashion magazines, for color and shape inspirations. The fabric on the chair will be used in the collection.
3. This is a dress from my current summer collection. You can find it at Nude.
4. This is an in-progress piece for the fashion show. It’s a pattern for a beach cover-up, but this became a pair of pants. I improvised.