Designer, Courtney Barriger
Holding Court - Designer, Courtney Barriger
As a STAFW alumni, Courtney Barriger's former brand Naz&Court closed out our show the very first year. Designing professionally for 10 years, Courtney has won awards for her sustainability practices and is motivated to change the nature of how and why we buy clothes.
"This season, Holding Court will debut the latest collection Cosmic Connections. Holding Court is treating the planet as if we plan to stay but open to cosmic connections. I'm looking to the stars for inspiration. Maybe we move to Mars? Hopefully not, but I'm open. And on a more profound level, choosing sustainability is choosing mindfulness… which to me is a reflection of my walk with God and the impact I want to leave behind. In many ancient cultures, God is in the sky and found in nature. So the patterns and designs reflect the more mystical nature of existence."
Vanity Fair and British GQ are spotlighting Holding Court this Spring. NBC and Fox have run stories about Courtney winning an award for sustainability by iHollywood Film Festival. In April, she will be publishing a kid's book on sustainability in fashion in Hong Kong with an art gallery. She will also be hosting lectures in Jax while in town.