Why Not Wear Something Different?
Southwestern & Native American-Inspired Fashion with Aztec & Bohemian Appeal
Designer garments you'll Adore
The way you dress says so much about you as a person.
Maybe you're a jeans and T-shirt kind of fashionista or maybe you prefer linen pants and silk blouses.
No matter what your style is, finding outerwear to pair perfectly with it creates a bold statement as unique as you are.
You can easily change up your look by adding a custom-made jacket, coat, shawl, cowl, poncho, wrap, or vest.
Adore Designs has just such a fashion line. It's versatile and blends nicely with so many different styles. If you want to stand out in a crowd, you're in the right place.
No cookie cutter fashions here.
We are a custom outerwear designer creating garments with style and attitude allowing you to express your unique personality through fashion.
We offer 2 elite textiles. These are distinctive since the design is woven directly into the fabric. We never use fabric with a design printed on the surface. We spare no expense to start each creation with top-notch materials.
Our goal is to provide striking fashion with the highest quality materials available. We also make sure our creations are durable and long-lasting so you can pass them down to the next generation.
Our textiles include vintage Cotton Beacon Blankets and luxurious woven blend fleece. These textiles capture the very essence of the Native American-inspired outerwear with a bohemium flare. Add in the Aztec pattern and the southwestern touch and you'll be ready for your next travel adventure.
We've even been featured in Aspen Magazine and Peak Magazine showcasing our designs to people not only in Aspen but also around the USA.
We've spent many years (since 1990) proving it's possible to combine comfort and fashion together in one outstanding product. You no longer have to choose one or the other. We've successfully merged the best of both worlds. At Adore Designs this has become our specialty.
We create fashions tailor-made for you personally. We carefully match every seam so the garment has a flawless look and feel.
All our apparel is hand cut and made in America. Our headquarters are in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Wearing fleece is warm and cozy and gives you that 'right at home' feel even if you're far from home. You can take our designs to the ski slopes of Colorado or to your local town for some window shopping.
No matter what your plans include, Adore Designs can provide the most practical way to keep you warm through those cold winter days. Huddle up around a warm fire with your favorite book and let the comfort of fleece take you away.
Our textiles and our designer DeeAnn Carpenter both come with inspiring stories.
When you buy a custom-made piece from Adore Designs, you're writing your own story as well.
Fashion Designer & Artisan
Driven by her enchantment of American west aesthetic, and her love for sewing, artisan DeeAnn Carpenter established her custom clothing brand with the notion of transforming Native American indpitrf vintage Beacon Blankets—circa 1920-1950—into unique, museum-quality outerwear. With a distinctive cutting technique, DeeAnn expertly captures and preserves the color schemes, patterns, and pictorial designs from the blankets and turns them into personalized, high-quality jackets, coats, and capelettes that stand out from any other apparel on the market—in style and skill.
Born and raised in Mankato, Minnesota, DeeAnn began sewing and matching pattern designs with fabric at the age of nine as soon as she first learned to thread a needle by her grandmother and her mother, both master seamstresses. It wasn’t long before she was making her own clothing, buying fabric from her allowance, and receiving lots of compliments on her creations by school mates. She was inspired by the validation in her work, and most of all, by that fact that she was wearing something no one else had.
It wasn’t until DeeAnn was an adult that she became interested in making clothing for other people. Encouraged by the same compliments on her creations she received as a teenager, and never one to pass up an opportunity, DeeAnn soon found herself with a steady list of clients for her skillfully crafted apparel. This endeavor eventually led her to designing canvas bags, and she started her own custom design, retail, and manufacturing operation offering custom logo and design for the advertising and promotional industry for several years.
Looking for her next adventure, DeeAnn packed up her belongings and moved to Aspen, Colorado in 1991, where she discovered Beacon Blankets, and soon became an avid collector. These blankets, circa 1920-1950, illustrate the artistry of Native Americans who gave their designs to the Beacon Manufacturing Company, originally in New Bedford Massachusetts, in exchange for blankets for their reservations and to sell at their trading posts. Unfamiliar to the blankets, she came across some in an antique shop and instantly fell in love with the beauty and artistry. She felt that the texture of the fabric, the patterns, and the colors all lent themselves to be wearable. So DeeAnn made a prototype jacket out of a blanket, and Adore Design’s wearable-art was hatched. She sold them in ladies boutiques throughout Aspen and the Midwest and found herself quickly looking for more blanket inventory. And she hasn’t stopped since.
Much of DeeAnn’s custom orders have come from people who actually see her wearing her one-of-a-kind, art-inspired outerwear. They ask: “What are you wearing?” Where did you get it?” “What is the fabric?” and “Can you turn around so I can see the whole thing?” To which she always replies: “Well, I made it from authentic vintage Beacon Blankets, circa 1920-1950. Do you want one?”
DeeAnn was inspired by her grandaughter Vivienne Rose to create her very First Beacon Garment
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