CAMILLE RENEE | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Camille Renee is a multi-disciplinary creative and the visionary behind Des Moines Fashion Week. While her photography and design work has taken her all around the globe to New York, Los Angeles, and even Paris, her home is in Des Moines which is why she's so excited to launch the city's third annual DSM Fashion Week. Camille's day-to-day schedule involves managing the team, creating new campaign ideas and collaborating with numerous contractors to bring her vision to life. During show season Camille teaches modeling lessons prior to fashion week. She has worked with over 200 models between 2016-2017. Coordinating designers, venues and all the in-betweens of producing a world class event is her primary focus.Aside from her work with DSMFW, she serves as a committee member of Ballet Des Moines, appeared as guest speaker at local schools and colleges such as South East Polk elementary, Iowa state university, DMACC fashion and marketing department. Her commitment to supporting the arts and fashion scene continues year round.
ANNA VARGAS | MARKETING MANAGER
PHOTO BY AMY LYNN PHOTOGRAPHY
Anna is a creative director and marketing specialist who owns a graphic design + creative agency, Brand Her Style and is co-owner of Brand and Bloom, where she teaches branding and design courses for women entrepreneurs. With almost a decade of design experience, including designing for a public relations agency, she has perfected her systems and knows exactly how to create a solid brand identity.
Anna loves anything pretty and helping her small business clients create cohesive branding. She believes in embodying your brand with confidence and has helped hundreds of small businesses find solid brand clarity. An ideal day involves bulletproof coffee and lots of creativity while helping business owners nail their ideal brand. She specializes in women-owned small businesses and startups.
Anna Vargas currently lives in Chicago with her husband Omar and her gray tabby cat Siri.
KATE WALZ | DIRECTOR OF DESIGNER'S SELECTION
Kate Walz has been creating clothing since the age of 8, and has continued to grow and evolve since then. By the age of twelve, Kate had begun selling her clothing in a local boutique in her hometown of Omaha Nebraska. Since then, Kate’s pieces have appeared in over 40 fashion shows around the U.S, and represented The United States of America in the first fashion show on the Eiffel Tower in 2014. In 2016 she became the Lead Designer of Querencia Studio, creating sustainably driven high end street wear. Her work has been featured in Women's Wear Daily, Elle Italia, and Harper's Bazaar Vietnam, as was recently chosen to attend UNLEASH in Copenhagen where innovators from all of the world to work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and she will focus on sustainable production and consumption within the fashion industry.
Kate is entering her junior year at the Parsons School of Design and is taking a semester abroad this fall to study at Central Saint Martins in London. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
2017-2018 WINTER & SPRiNG | INTERNS
ANN LUONG, SHE IS OUR STUDIO ASSISTANT. ANN HELPS WITH DAILY TASKS FROM COMMUNICATIONS TO HER SOCIAL PRESENCE ON OUR FACEBOOK SOCIAL MEDIA.
NEXT IS OLIVIA HANSON. SHE'S THE TOTAL PACKAGE! OUTGOING AND BOLD. OLIVIA IS OUR PR ASSISTANT SHE IS ALSO CONTRIBUTING TO OUR UP COMING RELEASE OF ISH MAGAZINE AS AN ASSISTANT EDITOR! IF YOU PAY CLOSE ATTENTION... YOU'LL SEE POSTS FROM HER THROUGH FACEBOOK AT DSM FASHION WEEK!
RYAN CLEMENS, UNIVERSITY OF IOWA STUDENT, RYAN IS OUR PHOTO EDITOR AND OUR LEAD INSTAGRAM MANAGER. HE IS QUITE AND SKILLED. WHAT A GREAT COMBO! YOU CAN FOLLOW HIM AT @RYANLCLEMENS. THANKS FOR JOINING US RYAN!
MAEVE NELSON AKA THE NEW MEGAN HESS! MAEVE IS OUR NEW ILLUSTRATOR FOR FASHION WEEK EVENTS AND CAMPAIGNS! SHE WORKS REMOTELY FROM OMAHA, NEBRASKA (OUR SISTER STATE IN FASHION). MAEVE CREATES MAGICAL IMAGES WITH OUR PRODUCER TO CAPTIVATE & RAISE FASHION IN DES MOINES! WE LOVE HER WORK AND CANNOT WAIT TO SHARE IT WITH YOU.
SADIE HEDGE, SHE BRINGS A WORLD OF KNOWLEDGE THROUGH HER EXPERIENCE IN PR AND MARKETING! AFTER STUDYING AT THE LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION, SADIE HAS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH GREAT COMPANIES FROM MODERN LUXURY MAGAZINE TO THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT. WE'RE THRILLED TO HAVE SADIE WITH US AS OUR PR AND MARKETING ASSISTANT!
THIS TEAM IS OVERFLOWING WITH TALENT. WE ARE SO EXCITED AND CANT WAIT TO BUILD THIS NEXT SEASON TOGETHER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE SHOWS!