Before pursuing a Fashion Design degree at one of the worlds' foremost fashion design schools, the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, New York; Aimee practiced as a litigation attorney in Miami, Florida where she is a licensed attorney in Florida and the District of Columbia. She previously obtained a Bachelors Degree and Law Degree at the University of South Dakota.
After releasing her first collection in 2018, The Deco Collection, she was selected to showcase her designs at two New York Fashion Week runway shows, that were recommended by the New York Times. She was also selected to showcase her designs for Raw Artists and FIT Runway 27. In December '18 and January '19, she was featured as an up and coming designer and her designs were featured in Fashion Avenue News Magazine. She will debut designs from her new 2019 collection at NYFW in February of 2019. Additionally, her artwork has been displayed at prominent galleries such as the Museum at FIT in New York, New York.
While Aimee specializes creating unique designs utilizing activewear and knit textiles, her prior training and experience also involves the use of a wide range of textiles and special techniques such as embroidery, pleating and draping.
Aimee ran NCAA collegiate cross country and track for the University of South Dakota. In her time at the University she was a cross country All-American, Academic All-American and a multiple time conference champion and national qualifier in cross country, indoor and outdoor track in distances that included : 6,000 meters, 1600 meters, 3,000 meters, 5,000 meters, a member of a school record setting 4x800 meter relay and distance medley relay teams. She was the first woman at the University of South Dakota to become a NCAA Conference cross country champion for the school. After law school, Aimee continued her training for running in Flagstaff, Arizona; one of the United States' top training cities for elite distance athletes.
Aimee's prior experience as a NCAA athlete, avid cyclist, runner, all around sports enthusiast, and a litigation attorney has shaped her design aesthetic in a truly unique way.
When asked about certain experiences that have shaped her design aesthetic and inspiration she states:
" From a very young age, I was never not playing some kind of sport. For me as an athlete, particularly a collegiate athlete, being dressed in athletic clothing often times more than 'regular clothes' sparked a passion for specific textiles. My involvement with running and cycling only magnified this passion. My design inspiration often has come from my prior experiences as a litigation attorney, specifically a construction litigation attorney. As a construction litigation attorney you are constantly studying architecture, construction materials, and why things are constructed and built a certain way. Often times my design inspiration comes from looking at architecture and the lines , patterns, and geometric shapes that are created when different materials are merged together. To me, it's fascinating. I am continually inspired by bright dramatic colors and patterns created by nature as well. I am always designing in my head and thinking of ways I can transcend my visions with activewear textiles."