Friday, April 18, 2014

Meet The AFM Fibre Mistress: Designer Celeste Malvar-Stewart of Malvar=Stewart

Celeste and her buddy Metric

Celeste Malvar-Stewart of MALVAR=STEWART is a relative newbie to the Columbus Fashion scene but is a seasoned designer that rocks fiber, textiles and so much more!!! She first got involved with AFM last year and has since conducted a felting workshop at the AFM's Black Friday event. This world traveler is originally from the Philippines and  has lived and studied in London, Spain, San Francisco, Seattle, Michigan and New York before settling in German Village with her hubby. Her designs are organic, sustainable and inspired by nature. She also gets inspiration from flight line marshals (the guys with batons waving them around to park planes on the RAMP...yes, that's her dream job!!! LOL!) and just about anything in her surroundings- blueprints, piano rolls and more! I got to see the beginnings of one of her designs for the AFW finale and it is to die for!!! And, NO, I will not divulge what it is or looks like so don't waste your breath!

What is your favorite thing in your closet?

My favorite thing in my closet is an old Burberry smock that I bought when I first went to London in the 80's.  It was when Burberry didn't have the same image as it does today; not as popular back then.

What is your 'go to' accessory?
A MALVAR=STEWART one-of-a-kind scarf, of course!

What is your fashion nightmare?
Skirts that are too short and too tight.

What current trend do you love?
I love the fact that more and more designers/artists are considering sustainable practices within their creative processes.

What trend do you wish would go away forever?
Sweats with big name logos.

~~Vicki Oster
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