Designer Autumn Mary Kirchman has long been known in social circles to be a rebel with a different view of the world. Her design and art work constantly question culturally defined norms and values while pushing the realms of fashion and art forward. She is influenced heavily by music, literature, surrealist and modern art, and the artifacts of popular culture. She consistently delivers high quality garments that emphasize socio-cultural inspirations. Independent, free spirited women love her unique surface fabric designs, imaginative silhouettes, use of non-traditional materials, and small details that add a sense of dramatic personality to each garment. Her educational background draws from a wide variety of sources, featuring 18 years of musical training, a Bachelor of Science in Apparel Design with a minor in Retail Merchandising, and a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies with an emphasis on material culture. Moreover, Ms. Kirchman spent the summer of 2010 studying haute couture technique from leading Parisian courturiers in the heart of the Latin Quarter on the Left Bank. She often spent her time "faire du leche-vitrine" on Avenue Montaigne and sketching endlessly in Jardin du Luxembourg. This highly influential period in her life was followed with a move to New York City where she lived on the streets of the garment district, pursuing culture, history, and art in the New York fashion scene. Upon returning home to Minneapolis, she launched her debut collection "blood, glitter, and gin" which received extensive media attention and praise from the local fashion community. Subsequently, Ms. Kirchman was invited to show "blood, glitter, and gin" at "The Secret Garden Fashion Show" as part of Minnesota Spring Fashion Week, 2011. Currently, she is working on her Spring 2012 collection entitled "Love Stays Up All Night", inspired by the protests for worker's rights that have sparked controversy across the globe infused with the aesthetic of underwater sculpturer Jason de Caires Taylor. Autumn Mary Kirchman views herself as a freethinking, revolutionary designer, set on leaving her imprint on the world of design. As the great pop icon Madonna once said, "I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art."