2018 Fashion Week El Paseo
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising’s Debut Designers
Nancy Elizabeth Hennessey
Los Angeles native Nancy Elizabeth Hennessey’s FIDM DEBUT Collection was inspired by female empowerment and glamorous archetypes from film and literature. Her designs feature feathers, Swarovski crystals, and sequins. She admires fashion designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Betsey Johnson, and Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Hennessey is a John and Victoria Hill Scholarship winner. After graduation, she was selected to participate in the prestigious Supima Design Competition. Her Supima capsule collection was seen on the runway at New York Fashion Week and presented during Paris Fashion Week. She is now focusing on building her own fashion brand.