Kelsey Nelsen

I love to draw, paint, and create just about anything. When I was young I would collect my mom’s fabric scraps and sew clothing for my Barbie dolls.

I hadn’t considered a creative career until a few years after obtaining my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish. I wanted to improve my sewing skills, so I started taking Apparel classes at MCTC. Now that I am fully immersed in the fashion industry, I have also become passionate about sustainable fashion. I take pride in designing quality garments with thoughtfully sourced materials.

I love to design feminine silhouettes with structural elements by taking inspiration from nature and my experiences abroad. I also like to create interesting color palettes that draw attention to a certain focal point in each look.

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Look 1: Bias-cut evening gown in brushed silk charmeuse.
Photographer: BobbiLe Ndiaye
Photo Assistant: Mariah Delich
Model: Honorine Kadima
MUA: Leah Cunningham
Hair: Dre Demry-Sanders

Look 2: Pleated, champagne bralette in dupioni silk and chantilly lace with high-waisted, antique blue, satin-faced silk/cotton skirt.
Photographer: BobbiLe Ndiaye
Photo Assistant: Mariah Delich
Model: Katie O’Reilly
MUA: Daisy Martinez
Hair: Keisha Bien

Designer contact: kelseyleeleedesign@gmail.com