30. McLaine Oberhellmann

In honor of our Artopia party on February 10, Cultist proudly presents "100 Creatives," where we feature Miami's cultural superheroes in random order. Have suggestions for future profiles? Email cultist@miaminewtimes.com with the whos and whys.

30. McLaine Oberhellmann

This punk rock girl has a style all her own. McLaine Oberhellmann is a Miami

transplant from St. Louis, and has

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used the amazing aura of our city to create a clothing line that is unique and

hardcore. McLaine O is a girly, rocker,

punk, pin-up, glam mix that is totally refreshing.

30. McLaine Oberhellmann

McLaine studied fashion design at the International Fine Arts College, but has deep roots in the world of couture. "I have a knowledge of clothing construction, but my clothes are totally rock'n'roll."  She prides herself on meticulous attention to perfection and detail. The designer's inspiration comes from the bright colors of Miami, punk rock shows, music, and other artists. The famous lights of the city have given her a different eye for colors and style. 

Art Basel was a huge step for the edgy designer as she rocked the fashion exhibit at the Multiversal Group Show. Her "Youthful, yet sophisticated," style of design has begun to catch the eye of many local fashionistas.

1. List five things that inspire you.

-Punk rock culture
-Betsy Johnson
-Paris couture

2. What was your last big project?

A fashion exhibit at the Multiversal Group Show for Art Basel.

3. What's your next big project?

My next big project is launching the new McLaine O website. I will be doing a big push to get my designs in local stores and boutiques. I will also be traveling to Los Angeles to participate in the "Rock n Roll Glamour Show."

4. Why do you do what you do?

Because it's all consuming for me, I wake up and think about it and it doesn't stop throughout the day. I am so passionate about it, and I love it. It makes me totally happy.

5. What's something you want Miami to know about you?

I've been a creative person since I was a kid. All the experiences that I've had, the punk rock shows, all the things I've seen have helped to guide my viewpoint as a designer. Traveling has definitely been an inspiration for me. One of the last places I went to was Austin, Texas. The whole Mexican culture is reflected in the art there. I was totally inspired by the sugar skulls and other such imagery there.

What's something you don't want Miami to know about you?

Nothing. I want to be exposed.

--Joy Taylor

The Creatives so far:

31. Fro Rojas
32. Annie Hollingsworth
33. Preston Allen
34. Cristina Molina
35. David Josef Tamargo
36. Jillian Mayer

37. Alfonso Vega
38. Natasha Lopez de Victoria
39. Aholsniffsglue

40. Heather Maloney
41. Jorge Rubiera
42. Elaine Lancaster
43. Nick Duckart
44. Danielle Estefan
45. John Dufresne

46. Monica Lopez de Victoria
47. Bill Bilowit
48. Alette Simmons-Jimenez
49. Tawnie Silva
50. Ginger Bardot
51. Jonathan David Kane
52. Naomi Fisher
53. Rocky Grimes

54. Teresa Barcelo
55. Paul Tei
56. Lee Materazzi


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