Amanda Henman is a Womenswear designer and B.F.A. Fashion Graduate from SCAD- The
Savannah College of Art and Design. She grew up between the Dallas/Ft. Worth and the Savannah area. She credits her grandparents for transforming her passion for art into design. Both were entrepreneurs and craftspeople who earned a living working with their hands. Her grandmother, a fine artist who often made clothing for her five children. Her grandfather, an owner of a drywall company. To this day, her memories of him coming to visit in a white t-shirt and drywall covered denim has subconsciously influenced her aesthetic, drawing her to an abstract expressionistic taste in art, fashion, and textiles.
Amanda designs for the cool, edgy, yet sophisticated city woman. She has found endless inspiration from modern artists, travel, and urban environments like New York City, which she fell in love with during an internship at Proenza Schouler. In fact, It was her move to San Francisco last summer to intern at Banana Republic that ended up
inspiring her collection.
Innovation is what drives her as a designer. She always seeks out creative shapes and ways to incorporate technology and sustainability in textiles. Because of this, Amanda’s creative process always begins with draping. She then takes these shapes and searches for a way to make them wearable for the modern woman; often collaging them with more tailored garments. She turns often to breathable and easy natural fibers, always keeping in mind that her woman is constantly on the go. At the end of the day, she hopes to offer a unique product made that stands out within the designer RTW market.