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SMU art major sells clothing line in Dallas

Junior art major and clothing designer Megan Adams has steppedinto the fashion world and will debut her new line at the Dallasboutique, Krimson and Klover, Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Adams, 21, has always had an eye for style. In the summer of2000, she headed off to start her fashion career at Parson’sSchool of Design in New York. Adams learned that fashion is a hardbusiness, which only those who are determined will survive.

She then returned to Dallas and took time off to enjoy being acollege student and start pursuing her second passion, studio art,before heading into the fashion industry. Adams now has her foot inthe door and is selling to Dallas boutiques.

Adams decided to start her own fashion business this past summerwhen friends showed interest in the designs that she had made forherself. She designed a line of clothing and went through theprocess of contacting people to help make the connections that sheneeded to get started. Adams believes that being an art majorhelped her become more creative with fabric and design.

“My line represents sophistication, while still beingclassy and sexy,” Adams said. “I want women to feelgreat when they wear my clothes.”

She wants her clothes to be portrayed as “versatile andflattering.” Adams works with 100 percent silk andaccentuates the drapery look to her line. Her clothing, which runsfrom $70 to 260, can be worn for all occasions, casual and formal.Adams’ line currently consists of four tops, three skirts andtwo dresses. The clothes come in solid colors such as white, black,champagne, light pink and cinnamon. She has recently added leatherto her designs and will feature some of the same styles from fallin spring and summer colors.

She is a strong believer in using solid colors and patterns onvery elaborate designs. When Adams designs her clothes, she keepsin mind women’s bodies; she designs her line to fit differentbody types.

“I know not everyone looks like a supermodel,” shesaid.

Adams’ believes her biggest problem as a designer ismaking sure each pattern is exactly the way she wants it to be.

“Although I have a very experienced pattern maker, it tooka couple of times to come up with the exact pattern Iwanted,” Adams said.

Being a designer has helped Adams learn patience and she usuallyends up creating the pattern herself to achieve the perfection sheis aiming for.

“I am very excited. This is stressful but I can’twait. I just received the clothes and I’m adding some touchesto make them look like I wanted,” Adams said.

Krimson and Klover, calls Adams’ line very “Sex andthe City.” The boutique will be giving 10 percent offanything in the store to customers who attend Adams’ trunkshow.

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