About

This is Fräulein Couture

Established 2014

 

Fräulein Couture offers products for today’s woman and man; that are skillfully crafted by designer Vanessa Froehling. From Evening Wear, Lingerie, Business Couture, and Costuming; inspiration for each design brings a modern perspective to classic silhouettes. The results are wearable high-fashion garments that can be worn from desk to dinner; and go everywhere except out of style. Be a part of the slow fashion movement, and experience clothing that is as unique and fresh as YOU. Sweatshop free. Made in the USA. This is Fräulein Couture.

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Meet the Designer: Vanessa Froehling

 

Growing up a competitive figure skater, big ‘dreams’ have always been part of Vanessa Froehling. Born in Iowa and raised in St.Louis, MO; she later relocated to Oregon to make her Fashion dream a reality.

Being a self-taught designer and seamstress, she began sewing in 2004. Using inspiration from shape, structure, and color, each of her designs focus on being perfectly tailored. Vanessa’s creations bring a modern perspective to classic silhouettes, and encourages the wearer to express their individuality. Serving as a maker of identity, she views fashion as the articulation of a lifestyle.

After winning the Evening Wear category at the Metamorphose Fashion Designer Challenge 2014 in Eugene, OR; it inspired her to launch of line of glamorous gowns, playful lingerie and swimwear, and even artistic costumes.

As a result, Fräulein Couture emerged.

Since its conception, designs have been featured in top runway shows, on the cover and published in multiple fashion magazines, and have been part of several art collaborations that later went on to be displayed at Las Vegas’ Henry Mohney’s Erotic Museum. Her designs have also won several Fashion Awards, and Vanessa was even voted Best Clothing Designer 2015-16 by the Eugene Weekly’s ‘Best of Eugene’ readers choice awards.

In August 2016, she was chosen as a finalist for Portland, OR’s what’s next and best for FashioNXT: UpNXT Emerging Designers Contest. Here she auditioned in front of some of Portland’s top industry influences, including past Project Runway Winners Seth Aaron and Michelle Lesniak.

Vanessa invites you to be a part of her journey by keeping up to date with each milestone by following on Instagram and Twitter @frauleincouture, and Facebook @frauleinclothing.

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