‘Life is a runway:’ Designer encourages uniqueness, bold styles ahead of Fashion Week Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The 14th annual Fashion Week Columbus kicks off Sept. 24 and, for featured designer Xantha Ward, it will mark the third time that her pieces have hit the runways of the big event.

“I love creating accessories, ready-to-wear, and over-the-top pieces like avant-garde [and] couture pieces,” explained Ward. “My aesthetic is a mixture of Asian and African design. In the Asian, I love the wide kimono sleeves and the African comes in with the bright colors and batik fabrics and mudcloth.”

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