Monday, October 6, 2008

Designer Spotlight: Jennie Canning

Jennie Canning, a Northside based designer, began sewing and creating one of a kind clothing for friends, and friends of friends as a way to earn money when her son was an infant. In 2001, she was encouraged by the then owners of Luxx (a boutique on the Southside) Jessica and Erin, to take her unique, urban-inspired designs to the masses.

So, she started Diondega in 2002- Diondega is the original Seneca name for the Pittsburgh area. Her one of a kind hand-dyed creations were well accepted and sold throughout the US and in Japan, as well as on her website.

Today, Jennie still desgins for Diondega, continues making custom clothing for her favorite clients, and is an art teacher in the Pittsburgh Public Schools.

This is the first year that Jennie Canning will be designing for the Madcap Masquerade.

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