A Passion for Fashion: Fashion Designer Amelia Walsh

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Name: Amelia Walsh
Age: 28
Title: Owner and Head Designer of Amelia Walsh
Married/Single: Married
Kids: No
Live: Phoenix

I’m a fashion designer here in the valley where I’m married to my husband Ryan for almost nine years. I’m originally from here and am a 4th generation Arizonan to be exact. I started to sew when I was about seven — my mother designed and made wedding gowns while I was growing up. She taught me and I just fell more and more in love with fashion. I have two degrees in fashion design and have my own label, Amelia Walsh. I have shown in Scottsdale Fashion Week for three years while building my brand and am currently working on expanding. I hope to someday be the next Donna Karen and have my line offered world-wide, but until then I’ll just be helping people look and feel beautiful one person at a time!

I was born…

Tucson, Ariz.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

The sunsets, the mountains, and the fact that my friends and family are here!

I’m listening to…

The Black Keys and Kate Nash.

My family…

Is wonderful! They have always been so supportive of my career and dreams!

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

Tory Burch or Oscar de la Renta.

One thing I cannot live without…

Date nights with my best friend Crystal! She helps me find clarity in the chaos that is my mind!

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

A fashion designer! My parents always talk about my obsession with fashion starting when I was about three.

I’m inspired by…

History, culture, and nature if I had to narrow it down. Otherwise I get inspired by the most random things I come across on a day to day basis.

The one person who motivates me is…

My husband Ryan, my toughest critic besides myself but he always helps me strive to reach new goals and expand my design aesthetic. There is no one else I would rather have by my side!

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

Sex trafficking.

The perfect day would be…

Spent shopping!

My first job was…

A hostess at Uncle Sam’s when I was 15.

My favorite escape…

Europe! But when I can’t make it across the pond a road trip with friends is always the perfect get away!

My life…

Is crazy! Between my own label, freelance work, helping my husband with his business, and a packed calendar my hands are pretty full. Good thing I don’t handle boredom very well!

I’m currently working on…

Two custom wedding dresses, an award ceremony gown, a charity ball gown, and a few pieces for my own label.

Always…

Smile!

Never…

Wear Uggs!

Favorite Quote…

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent!”- Eleanor Roosevelt

Biggest Dream…

To show at New York Fashion Week!

My Pet Peeve(s)…

Overly inflated egos.



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One Comment

  • Maureen Fisher says:

    I enjoyed your highlight of Amelia Walsh very much. I was a classmate of Amelia’s at ASU and can second the fact that not only is she talented, but she worked hard at her education also. I have no doubt we will be seeing her designs on the NY runway in the future!

    Kudos to Amelia.

    Maureen Fisher

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