Workshop: Killing it with Kindness: How to Inspire and Engage as a Creative Leader
Gretchen Jones is a native of rural Colorado and a past winner of Project Runway as well as a 2012 GenArt Fresh Faces in Fashion inductee. Her sensibilities are rooted in respect for nature and other people. Jones’s life experience translates into a hybrid aesthetic that’s inherently American – urban and Southwestern, timeless and today – jazz, sequoias, cowboys and indians. Jones draws inspiration from symbiotic relationships between fashion, art, music, literature and architecture. Throughout her career, Jones has focused on producing and developing domestically, working with local craftspeople and using ethical business practices. The ideals of manifest destiny are important to her – she’s a risk-taker, continually seeking new challenges, and believes clothing is a medium for relating to the world, whether through design or in her dress.
Gretchen and her work have been featured in WWD, The New York Times, Style.com, Refinery29, Elle, Lucky, Marie Claire, Nylon, Glamour, Rue Mag, Design Sponge, HonestlyWTF, WeAreTheSomethings, Houzzzz, Apartment Therapy and many more.