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The creative influence of LENZANITA Couture and Dakota by Design Bespoke’ is South Dakota designer Anita Kealey.

A fashion historian, preservationist, and multi-disciplined designer is recognized for her innovative use of sustainable textiles in fashion design and contract interior design. Ms. Kealey’s passion for the cultural arts is apparent in her collections. Her attention to detail and precision in her tailoring is mixed with a unique use of laser cut leather and passion for sustainability is apparent in her one of kind collections. These pieces feature contrasts using uncommon materials with simple lines and traditional shapes. Her wearable art-attire are constructed of repurposed materials including woven obsolete media tape and organic sheep wool are among the textiles & accessories used in these creations.

Ms. Kealey serves as the Creative Director for the fashion and interior design studies at the Institute of Design & Technology of SD, where she produces an annual interior & fashion design showcase using the textiles of fashion and interior design onto the runway, “Form + Fashion Meets Function”.

She is also president and founder of The Design Studio, Inc., an award winning and innovative designer in both fashion and contract design. She has received recognition over the past twenty-five years for her achievements creative design solutions. Her work has been seen in many publications such as House Beautiful, Midwest Living, HG-TV & Martha Stewart.

Growing up in an artistic environment, a child of professional musicians; Ms. Kealey diverged from music when she opted out of an opportunity to perform in Europe as a teenager. Instead she headed for NYC to study at Parson’s School of Design.

It is her goal to bring a stronger influence of fashion design into the Midwest and awareness of “American Made” apparel alive. The future of American fashion is in serious trouble, if we don't continue to mentor and develop young designers in our country, especially in middle-America where we have the greatest work ethic.

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