Readers Choice Award

Jennifer Inez

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Jennifer Inez has visited garment districts all over the world— New York City, Hawaii, Asia, Portugal, and most recently, Hong Kong— in search of the perfect fabric. Color draws her eye first; then she looks for movement in the pattern and tries to anticipate how it will work as a finished jacket. She also scours flea markets and antique shops to find unique buttons and other embellishments.

" In the world of clothing design, Jennifer remarks, the whole is truly greater than the sum of the parts. All of my work represents the collaboration of many people, from glass button makers in New York to artisans in rural Maine. The artistic interactions that occur along the way, as well as the theater of the marketplace, and the feedback from my customers at Clever Hand, are as fascinating to me as the final product."