Who She Is: Von Bromssen is a Swedish-born designer who got her master's degree from the San Francisco Academy of Art University. She still lives in the City by the Bay, where she works as a designer, boutique owner, and artist and even gives sewing lessons.
Where You've Seen Her Work: Her store, the Red Square Boutique in San Mateo, CA, houses much of her work, but it's also been on display in local fashion shows and art events.
Why She Might Win: Von Bromssen is a serious designer. Per the artist's statement on her website, "Her designs cross the lines of fashion, art, and design. Alexandria's pieces are timeless and empowering, delicate yet strong, extravagant but with a refreshing sense of simplicity."
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