JMFT Industries is a juxtaposition between high fashion and the Wild Wild West. A tongue-in-cheek example of what fashion means in nature, combined with an elegant spin on utility. Using practical as the aesthetic.
Julie Tierney is from Colorado, and currently living in Denver. J.M.F.T Industries is Tierney's label, and it is a fashion-forward Americana accessory and fashion label. Tierney began her tenure at Savannah College of Art Design (SCAD) thinking she would design women's fly-fishing clothing. Fortunately, she wound up working with French designer Catherine Malandrino, who inspired her to create a collection based off her lifestyle and the places she has been. She draws inspiration from cold-weather scenes the world over, her work recalls everything from 80's skate scene, 90's snowboarding, National Parks, Joseph Beuys to the traditional wears of nomadic Tartars, and the landscape of the Colorado high-country.
Tierney snowboarded and skateboarded for a substantial part
of her life, living up at Purgatory, just outside Durango, Colorado, Crested Butte, Mt. Hood (Oregon)
and finally Breckenridge, Colorado. Living in resort towns gave her the opportunity to
become a pastry chef for many years. She eventually earned an Associate Degree in graphic design from Mt. Hood Community College in Oregon, which years
later led to a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). At SCAD, Tierney became a varsity equestrian, after
never riding a horse.
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