Pamela Thompson, former Head Designer at Betsey Johnson and Heatherette, has become one of the brightest young stars to come out of the New York Fashion Scene. Pamela came to NYC from Chicago in 1992 to launch her career in Fashion Design. With 15 years in the industry, Pamela has successfully launched her own signature label.
The Collection of dresses, augmenting her charming style is launching for Summer 2008. The Collection blends striking hand drawn prints with silhouettes that are not only reminiscent of things past, but truly point the direction to fashion's future with crystal clarity. The Collection features fine fabrics, attention to detail and construction and design that allows the wearerï¿½s personality to shine through. Simply put, Pamela designs clothing that makes you smile.
During her 15 year career, Pamela was Head Designer at Betsey Johnson, designing some of Betseyï¿½s best selling dresses, which are still being sold today. After leaving Betsey Johnson, Pamela was hired as Head Designer for Heatherette, where she took the label from a press sensation, to a fun, wearable and saleable Collection. Pamela also continues her 10 year collaboration with Anna Sui, working on both Annaï¿½s website design and various graphic tee shirt designs for her Collection.
Her designs have sold to major department stores including Henri Bendel, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom, as well as specialty stores throughout the US, Europe and Tokyo. Her designs have been featured in over 12 Womenï¿½s Wear Daily issues (2 covers), The New York Times, Italian Vogue, Elle, W, Nylon, Cosmopolitan, Paper Magazine, In Style, Teen Vogue, Lucky, Sportswear International, www.fashion.net etc. Pamelaï¿½s designs have also been presented in over 10 separate 7th on Sixth fashion shows, during NYï¿½s fashion week.
Pamela has also spent the last 10 years of her career helping others. Her website www.pamelathompson.com is one of the few that shares the ï¿½ins and outsï¿½ of the fashion industry. Pamela has always felt fortunate in her career and never hesitates to help answer questions asked by a student or future fashion designer. Pamela personally answers all email from students about the industry and if asked, gives guidance to them on their own career path. Pamela also loves mentoring students through internships. Pamela hopes to be able to give back even more by writing a book for young up-and-coming designers and students, which will answer many questions that students have asked her over the years.