Fashion Designer Daniella Kallmeyer

It’s always nice to see a local girl make good on her dreams and that’s just what we’re bringing you this week. Daniella Kallmeyer was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and moved to Potomac, Maryland as a baby, was raised there and graduated from Churchill High School.

Best known for her stint on Bravo TV’s “The Fashion Show,” hosted by Isaac Mizrahi and Kelly Rowland, where she was the first runner-up and received the coveted “Judges Choice” award.

She has since been mentored by Mizrahi, IMG’s Fern Malis, and Harpers Bazaar’s Glenda Bailey as she has continued to build her career and reputation.

Daniella showed an early love of fashion and theater that have inspired her work. Her studies took her to Syracuse University and then to The London College of Fashion where she received her BA with honors. Her graduate collection was selected along with only 27 others by a panel of industry professionals, including the Dean of the University and celebrity designer Giles Deacon, to be part of an exclusive press show at the Royal Academy in London.

Garments from her collection were selected by designer Henry Holland and the buyers and creative directors of (As Seen On Stars) to be sold in an exclusive limited edition live sale. Press from the Royal Academy show included a mention in as “one to watch.”

Her work includes unique accessories and her “exquisitely executed garments” for women and has been featured on numerous style blogs as well as She is fresh off of her well-received debut of her spring 2011 collection at The Empire Hotel.

For Showroom appointments email: or call 301.518.0384.

Peace, Love and Threads

– The Chosen

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