" I love women ". I design to empower and beautify them."
An excellent sketcher with a passion for innovation, Jamie has pioneered key fashion design trends such as the high-low silhouette, asymmetric ruching, the draped waist gown, and is now implementing that innovation to teaching others how to draw, design and develop stylized collections.
The COURAGEOUS Catwalk is a method of teaching based upon years of experience and 3 key principles for unblocking creativity. This method of approaching design can assist all levels of designers and businesses from absolute beginners to professionals in discovering or expanding their creative visions.
Jamie's early introduction into the world of fashion began in Paris, designing woman's shoes at Balenciaga and millinery design for Louis Feraud's Haute Couture. The eponymous label, Pesavento Couture, debuted in 1994 in New York City, and had been recognized nationally for fit, detail and innovation for over 18 years. Clients have included Saks 5th Avenue, Kleinfeld New York, and Joan Rivers. Media coverage includes NY1 News, The Knot, The New York Post and WWD.
Jamie is an honors graduate from The Fashion Institute of Technology of New York, recipient of the Ann Albrizio Commencement Award, and a Gen Art Eveningwear finalist, who enjoys cycling and is inspired to design and draw by just about anything!