Q: What is VARYFORM?
A: VARYFORM is a Contemporary Womenswear line that stands for growth & transformation. The brand celebrates individuals with strong personal style and fashion-forward sensibility. Check out the ABOUT page to learn more about the inspiration behind VARYFORM.
Q: Where can I purchase VARYFORM pieces?
A: The collection is available for sale at Mod + Ethico in Chicago's West Loop, on Nineteenth Amendment, and on VARYFORMdesign.com. We also participate in various selling events in Chicago & NYC. Please follow @VARYFORMdesign on Instagram & Twitter to get the behind the scenes of our process. If you would like to be notified about collection launches, special events, and exclusive offers, please sign up for the email list. If you would like to request a customized or one of a kind style, please fill out the contact form here.
Q. Will you do custom work?
Q. Are you hiring?
Q. What is the Chicago Fashion Incubator at Macy's on State Street?
A. I will do custom work in most cases, with pricing dependent on the rounds of fittings needed, fabrication, and finishing selected. Custom work starts at $300. For large wholesale orders, I can customize a design detail from the collection exclusively for your shop. If you have something in mind, please do contact me.
A. As with any new business, building the right team is critical. I currently work with a seamstress, patternmaker, and 2 interns, but I am always looking for new people to collaborate with including: design + marketing interns, stylists, models, filmmakers, writers, artists, etc. If you are intrigued and want to get involved in any capacity, please reach out HERE.
A. The CFI is a recognized 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit established in 2008. It's mission is to make a meaningful economic impact in Chicago by giving fashion designers technical product development and business training to create innovative products and launch globally competitive businesses based in Chicago. It is housed on the 11th floor of Macy's on State Street in Chicago, IL, though it is not part of Macy's. Designers-in-Residence are not considered employees or designers for Macy's. VARYFORM was launched at the CFI and was based there until March of 2017.