The Chicago Fashion Incubator announced Anna Hovet will be on e of the designers in residence for the 2009 – 2010 class. Anna will be taking the place of Alonzo Jackson whose line, Fashion Geek, has enjoyed enormous success in the past several months. With a solid business support structure in place, the Incubator board agreed that they could best support Alonzo externally and on an as-needed basis, making room for a designer who was at a more crucial stage in her career.
About Anna Hovet
With a passion to add beautiful and interesting things to the world, Anna Hovet moved from North Dakota to Chicago in 2003. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she earned her BFA with a focus in design.
Anna’s determination to be a well-rounded designer led her to Chicago’s well-known store Akira, where she worked as a stylist and fashion show coordinator while in college. After graduating, she was hired by Kids Headquarters where she designed layette for Ecko, Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole, and Target.
Anna is currently launching her first full collection – Anna Hovet Fall 2009 for women, and developing her newest concept – Hovet for men. She is also selling custom-made pieces to individual clients and at a local boutique.
Beyond designing, she freelances as a stylist and frequents art, music, fashion, and social events to evaluate developing trends and anticipate their usability.