sUSTAINABILITY doesn’t have to limit design. I BELIEVE in making pieces that not only add beauty to the world but slow down our overflowing landfills. we can honor garments from our past by up-CYCLING them. we can choose to use natural fibers that aren’t toxic to our skin. we can help woman who are in need of jobs and in turn help support their families.
CURRENT: Victoria is a fashion designer and illustrator currently residing in the south east. After working in the fashion industry in New York City she relocated to Charlotte, NC to start her own company Victoria Cullinan. She first made her mark designing custom womens-wear pieces for special events and social occasions.
EDUCATION: She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from Savannah College of Art and Design with a strong focus on Fibers. During her collegiate years she was honored with the YMA CFDA award for her business proposal and collection on sustainable fashion. She was also awarded with a Scholarship from Cotton INC. for her collaboration with Fibers major Jamie Bourgeois. Their innovative cotton design was showcased in Savannah Fashion Week.
EXPERIENCE: In New York she had the opportunity to work with several different fashion companies both as a freelancer and as a designer. include Ralph Lauren, LF USA, Elizabeth and James, Calvin Klein Collection, and Rebecca Taylor. She had the privilege of working alongside the Calvin Klein Celebrity Atelier team assisting their designer in creating gowns for celebrities and high profile clients. She also worked a few seasons with the Calvin Klein Collection design team for their ready to wear runway collection. In her final years in New York she worked as an assistant designer for both the head and senior designer at Rebecca Taylor.