Designer. Entrepreneur. Fashion Professional.
Dru Thompson covers them all.
Dru Thompson continues to become a constant in Cleveland's business
and art community not only as a fashion designer, but is currently
gaining ground as a writer, mentor, community leader and educator.
The designer's journey through fashion started at an early age. Self
taught in the craft of sewing by 13 years old, Dru later strengthened
her creative talents in college where she pursued fashion design ANDP
further developed a love for the industry. It was during these years that
first revealed her drive and initiative for the art by producing college
based fashion shows featuring herself along with fellow design
Armed with these educational and professional experiences, after
graduation from The University of Akron, Dru set out with a new
determination to fully cultivate her talents as a designer and
entrepreneur. She continued to develop her creative skills while
studying various facets of the fashion and art industry. Dru continued
to showcase and market her clothing line, 'druewho?' In the Northeast
Ohio area through fashion showcases, and various local boutiques.
After years of working on her brand, Dru realized the success and
recognition of 'druewho?', and changed the name to 'Dru Christine'.
The name derived from a combination of her college nickname, (Dru)
and her middle name, (Christine). The name also reflects her growth as
a fashion designer as well as the maturity of her clients that grew with
In August 2012, Thompson opened her boutique, Dru Christine Fabrics
and Design, a fashion design studio which continues to flourish in The
Waterloo Arts District. The boutique is home for the designer's custom
clientele as well carries pieces from Dru Christine's up to the moment
apparel for women and men. Dru also sells vintage and contemporary
fabrics, rare accessory lines and artwork from local artisans.
Recently, Dru has transferred her fashion expertise to other areas
including education, journalism and mentoring. Thompson has
partnered with several Northeast Ohio organizations as a business
mentor and guest speaker and currently is a fashion writer for
www.coolcleveland.com, as well as her own blog,
'Dru Christine: Hustle & Sew'.
To stay updated on this designer:
Official Website: www.druchristine.com
Facebook: Dru Christine Fabrics & Design
LinkedIn: Dru Christine Fabrics & Design