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Hi. I am Francesca OH! I love clothing. My mother was a seamstress and I remember begging her to let me sew with more than a needle and thread. I finally got my wish when I was 7. During high school, I played fashion designer as my sister read me stories and I busily created new clothes for us to wear. In 1983, I received my BFA from Otis-Parsons School of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Junior year I went to Parsons of New York where I won the top design award from designer Ora Feder. It was the "Silver Thimble" for best lingerie. After graduation, I became an assistant fashion designer and lived abroad. A year later I returned to the US and became a dress designer in San Francisco. In 1986, I launched my hand dyed, hand painted and hand crinkled silk clothing line "Variance," which was sold in boutiques and department stores throughout the US. I decided to close shop in 1993 after my first son was born and started my career as…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 13
  • Joined January 22, 2009

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silk, linen, cotton, jersey, chiffon, rayon

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Hi. I am Francesca OH! I love clothing. My mother was a seamstress and I remember begging her to let me sew with more than a needle and thread. I finally got my wish when I was 7. During high school, I played fashion designer as my sister read me stories and I busily created new clothes for us to wear. In 1983, I received my BFA from Otis-Parsons School of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Junior year I went to Parsons of New York where I won the top design award from designer Ora Feder. It was the "Silver Thimble" for best lingerie. After graduation, I became an assistant fashion designer and lived abroad. A year later I returned to the US and became a dress designer in San Francisco. In 1986, I launched my hand dyed, hand painted and hand crinkled silk clothing line "Variance," which was sold in boutiques and department stores throughout the US. I decided to close shop in 1993 after my first son was born and started my career as a full-time mom.

Now that my first son is off to college, I have returned to designing clothing. I have 3 Collections, Classics, Upcycled and Crinkles. All are available for custom orders. You may want to read my fashion blog NOT YOUR NORMAL FASHION BLOG on my website at www.francescaoh.com.

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Cheers!

Francesca OH!

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