Deborah McNamara's design philosophy is straightforward - beauty = innovation.
Deborah specializes in designing custom women's clothing and is best known for her elegant, yet edgy, evening, cocktail and bridal gowns. Her work incorporates unique details, often using unconventional fabrics, multi-dimensional pattern pieces and intricate draping techniques, while always flattering the female form.
Deborah has designed three capsule womenswear collections. These collections have garnered numerous honors. In 2008, Deborah was named a finalist in the GenArt Styles International Design Competition. She has exhibited her work in New York, London, and Chicago/STL, where she was voted Best New Designer 2007. Deborah’s garments have also been published in fashion, art and design magazines, and have been showcased in film.
Deborah dresses a fashion-forward and sophisticated woman; one who wants to look exquisite and be remembered. The capsule collections that she has designed have been sold directly to such clients as ready-to-wear and have also been used as inspiration for additional bespoke/couture pieces sold worldwide.
Deborah is a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York. She also attended Central Saint Martins in London and Parsons Paris. During her studies she worked for Jean Yu and Ralph Lauren. Deborah also studied under Crstof Beaufays, First Assistant to Jean Paul Gaultier.
Prior to attending Parsons, Deborah practiced copyright and trademark law in New York City, protecting the creative works of artists, musicians and designers.
Deborah is currently designing a new collection, as well as teaching Fashion Law at New York Law School.