After 13 years of senior design directing at Nordstrom, you'd be hard-pressed to call Brian Cuddy an emerging designer but that's one of the things that makes the Independent Designer Runway Show so interesting—it's all in the mix.

In this episode of IDRS Files, we hear from the experienced soup-to-nuts fashion maker about starting over solo with artfully handmade digital prints, lots of color, and pleasingly simple silhouettes in Cuddy, his signature line. 

An FIT grad, designer Brian Cuddy of Cuddy now works out of Ballard creating digitally printed pieces that turn heads in a good way.