He's one of the winning-est designers in town. Since his 2012 graduation from the International Academy of design and Technology in Tukwila, Corban Harper has been named Best Emerging Designer of 2012 Metropolitan Fashion Week and first place in the 2012 Project Red Dress competition.

But it's not all about blue ribbons. Harper works primarily with private clients to create custom-made pieces. He and his clients develop ideas for outfit and separates based on special occasions and specific needs.

Harper injects his current style obsessions—cathedrals in Vienna and the muscular anatomy—by adding his signature intricate microelements and embellishments.

Currently Harper is working on two client dresses and his collection for Bellevue Fashion Week’s Independent Designer Runway Show on September 25.

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