Born and raised in the charming city of Madison, Wisconsin, Yvonne’s passion has always been drawing and designing ever since she was old enough to hold a pencil. As a child she watched her grandmother pattern and sew dresses for her and her sister and was mesmerized by how a piece of flat fabric could magically become such a beautiful dress. While her parents originally discouraged her intention to pursue a career in fashion, she proved her dedication was more than just a passing interest. With her parent’s blessings, she moved to New York after high school to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Shortly after graduated Yvonne was nominated to participate in the renowned Supima Cotton competition as well as the ELLE Fashion Next competition for which she received a feature in ELLE magazine and won the People’s Choice Award. Both capsule collections debuted during the New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center.
Yvonne now works out of her home in Brooklyn, New York, taking on freelance projects as well as a steady group of private clientele.