Meredith Lockhart, Fashion Designer

Nortonville, KS

www.thistleswest.com

Fashion designer Meredith Lockhart’s passion for clothes began when Christmas time would bring fabulous handmade pieces from her mother for her dolls.  When she was twelve she made her first dress for school and was hooked on design and sewing.  Her family was full of artists and musicians so pursuing fashion design was a natural.  Couture fashion design involves many elements: pattern development, materials, embellishments, accessories.  Meredith had the knack.  Her favorite material is leather, her second silk the combination of the two created outfits that were sought after by A-list country music stars for TV award shows, album covers and videos.  She became a sought after designer for Miss Rodeo America contestant wardrobes and the winner always had a custom outfit from Meredith in her closet.  Inspired by the horses that surrounded her on her Kansas farm, Meredith creates haute couture designs with hints of the West for clients around the world.  She hand dyes her own fabrics, carefully embellishes her designs with hand painted and rhinestone elements and creates pieces that are expertly tailored.  Meredith’s talent was recognized by the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in 2009 when the prestigious museum awarded her Best Collection at it’s annual Cody High Style Show.

Painted White Leather Jacket by Meredith Lockhart

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