New York Fashion Week in February 2013 was an awesome runway show for Elegantees! Not only was it packed with cheerful hearts, but the models were so gracefully presented with an inner and outer beauty. It was a showcase of the talent of Wildy Sanchez, who styled the models for the runway show.
At the time of the fashion show, Wildy had no idea back then that a prayer was actually being answered. Two years prior, Wildy left the fashion industry and her Senior Fashion Designer position to "regroup.” She was getting burnt-out at her job and the fire to be creative was quenching, so Wildy resigned! Everyone was so worried for her, especially her family. She left the career with literally no back plan, just obedience and faith.
After that runway show, Katie and Wildy discovered they have a lot in common. Even though Katie grew up a farm girl, and Wildy a city girl, they lived their childhoods with a thirst for truth, and a love for art and fashion. They both seek to use their gifts for a greater purpose than themselves. Their friendship is anointed.
Katie then asked Wildy to be the creative lead and direct Elegantees with the fashion trends development. Wildy’s first collection was released Fall 2013. Since then, we’ve been getting even more positive feedback on design and direction.
Wildy recently went to Nepal to meet with and train with some the women rescued from sex trafficking. It’s put a whole new meaning to business with a purpose. (Read about Wildy's adventure here.)
“The thing I love most is the vision of Elegantees to restore women through the media of fashion. Restoration is about reclaiming dignity. Women who portray beauty through modesty inspire me. That is confidence.” – Wildy
Wildy's background includes 7 years experience in fashion and technical design, from Associate Designer for Macy’s, to Design Director for private labels.
Education: Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY, BFA Fashion Design - Womens, 2006
Wildy leads up the creative design.
Wildy styled and modeled
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