Melissa (Feidt) Jereczek
Melissa (Feidt) Jereczek is a Minneapolis based designer of women’s ready-to-wear, resort and evening wear. Five years ago, a job at a local custom performance-wear company became the catalyst for her start in the fashion industry. As the intermediary between customer and designer, she got to experience the design process first-hand and was inspired to return to the University of Minnesota to study apparel design. Last summer, Melissa had the privilege to intern with Tara LaTour where she learned couture bridal techniques and fabric manipulation. Currently interning with Primp boutique, she is exploring the entrepreneurial side of fashion through their Henry + Martin line. As a designer, Melissa enjoys a chic-feminine aesthetic that highlights and celebrates a woman’s body. Her inspiration is drawn from her experiences in dance, travel and love. After graduation, Melissa plans to pursue a position that combines the creative design and buying avenues of apparel.
Oasis is a resort wear collection for a woman in need of escape. A trip to Sedona, Arizona set into motion a line combining organic silhouettes and geometric contours. Inspired by the colors of red rock mountains, the flowing striations of Antelope Canyon and the textures found in the arid desert, Oasis is a culmination of luxury and free spirit. Copper and iron paints were carefully patinated onto lush silks for a refreshing twist on texture. Lofty chiffons, rich silk crepe and geometric lace blend together to create a reprieve from everyday life - your very own Oasis.