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Mixmaster presents "100 Creatives," in which we feature cultural entrepreneurs of Dallas in random order.
Julie McCullough says that she "stepped into" fashion design but has been blazing quite a trail since arriving in Dallas in 2001. Originally from Michigan, McCullough moved to Chicago to attend school at Columbia College. Eventually, she decided she wanted to experience something different and "packed up the Uhaul," and moved to Texas. The woman behind the yearly fashion event, The Pin Show, McCullough, while working on designs of her own under the labels Make and Folksie, showcases homegrown designers and even, at times, musicians.
The Pin Show is much different than the run-of-the-mill fashion show, often featuring not only amazing clothing, but everything from photo shoots, interesting bars and runways, hosted in various venues ranging from glamorous ballrooms to large, barren warehouses. Keeping with tradition, this year's event will take place in Deep Ellum's much anticipated new space, The Bomb Factory.
McCullough finds Dallas to be the perfect home for her clothing lines as well as The Pin Show because of the constantly growing scene of overall creativity within the city - be it surrounding music, art or fashion. McCullough calls the Dallas community supportive, and it shows considering the show is in its 8th year. The Pin Show's multi-talented team takes matters into their own hands by handing press, photography, show production, hair and make-up so that featured designers and guests can sit back and enjoy the show.
Following The Pin Show Presents: Scene last weekend at Trees Dallas, McCullough is looking forward to The Pin Show in April, as well as continuing work on her own line, Folksie, and even beginning work on a line of Chef's wear. With a new studio in the Design District, McCullough plans to continue working with other local creatives to keep Dallas' scene of fashion, art, music and design growing.More »