Who We are & What we do
Mastermind behind the independent clothing brand BubbleGunk, Hildi has been making and selling hand crafted clothing in Olympia since 2012. Her work is most recognized for her use of bold use of color and crochet embellishment. Entirely self-taught, Hildi pushes the boundaries through her eccentric pieces of fashion art.
Throughout her career in the Northwest's underground fashion scene, she has showcased her work through a variety of channels including runway shows, photography, music videos, and festivals. Between 2014-2017, she participated in multiple Chance Fashion runway shows, as well as hosted Chance events in Olympia while serving on the non-profit's board of directors. Since 2017, she has been working as a coordinator and promoter for the Pixie Dust Festival, an event to which her fashion brand, BubbleGunk, is a co-host.
Until now, her work has only been available online, at pop-up events, or through private contact. In the spring of 2018, she is pleased to welcome you to shop her collection at her official retail outlet, Oly Fashion Lab.
A sassy southern belle transplant from Georgia, Megan was inspired by her grandmother to begin experimenting with fashion. As a child she cut mom’s pillow cases into fringe dresses and continued to develop skills in clothes-making as she reached her teens. Discouraged by persistent bullying over personal expression and appearance, Megan hid her love of fashion from others.
Upon moving to Olympia in 2009, she began learning how to turn an artistic passion into a livelihood by observing and working alongside other local artist entrepreneurs. In 2015 Megan enrolled at The Evergreen State College to pursue a career garment design. She began participating in runway events through Chance Fashion, where she became immersed in the local fashion scene, developing her design skills and cultivating a following for her brand, Moon Flower. Megan used every opportunity to incorporate fashion, costuming and garment making into every program and class. She worked in the costume shop and learned necessary skills for stage costuming.
Megan has produced hundreds of garments from socks and undies to couture tutus and corsets within a three year span. In March 2018, Hildi and Megan decided to put their garments on display (and for sell!) in their whimsical studio/shop, Oly Fashion Lab. They are both very excited to be accessible within their community and hope to outfit many bodies!